We are passionate about Dry Stone Walling and dedicated to bringing back and conserving this ancient art well into the future. As well as creating new walls and providing support to clients by repairing, renovating, and relocating dry stone walls, we are actively engaged in teaching and sharing ancient dry stone walling techniques at our purpose built training centre.
We have learnt that we are not just building walls but creating stories and new histories. Our walls become part of the landscape and peoples place of living and as their stories grow so do the stories of our walls.
We always are respectful to the past and present and understand that the walls that we are producing become the fabric of other peoples' lives. It is our ambition and great pleasure to be part of that personal and community journey.
Our work is driven by our desire to be the best at what we do and we want to benchmark our knowledge and skills on a world stage against the thousands of passionate wallers thoughout the globe. We strive to bring that quality to individuals and organisations within the Asia Pacific Region.
THE LEARNING CENTRE
Kyneton Dry Stone Walling Centre was established in 2016 when Jim and Carmel Kilsby purchased Tanderrum Farm about an hour north of Melbourne, Australia.
After some investigation and enquiries, Jim decided that there was not enough knowledge about dry stone walling in Australia and invested in a purpose-built training centre on the property.
Courses are run consistent with the DSWA(GB) certification practices and bring together wallers and enthusiasts from throughout the country.
THE FARM HISTORY
Tanderrum, is a lovely 200 acre (80 hectare) rural property located 5km north of Kyneton. Tanderrum embraces the original walls built between 1855-1864 by Dr Edward Davy, a notable physician and surgeon, chemist, inventor, distiller and wine merchant, journalist, newspaper editor, farmer, botanist and civil servant.