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Stone wall, Dunedin

Stone wall, Dunedin

Due to the ready availability of volcanic rock, stone walls are common in the area around the extinct Dunedin volcano. This wall is on a ridge between Pūrākaunui and Port Chalmers; the hill in the background is Mopanui.

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Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Igneous rocks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 July 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, published 12 Jun 2006