1987 - Brimbank City Council Post-contact Cultural Heritage Study 1996
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - June 24, 1996
The Mt. Derrimut stone wall is of regional significance as the most substantial dry stone farm wall either in the metropolitan area, or on the Keilor-Melton basalt plains. Although repaired in part, it is an original link with the first phase of settlement of the basalt plains reflecting both the nature of the terrain encountered by the pastoralist s who had to clear the fields of rock, and the ways they dealt with the shortage of timber. The walls also reflect the (probably) Irish skilled labourers who built them in the middle of the last century.