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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 the slopes above Purakanui/Port Chalmers, and the hill in the background is Mopanui.

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How to cite this page:

Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Igneous rocks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8084/stone-wall-dunedin (accessed 24 February 2020)

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