The sundial was the first feature introduced into a long expanse of unbroken lawn that formed the original Marine Parade gardens.
Designed by Napier architect Louis Hay, this decorative landscaping feature was a gift from J R Kirk, a former Mayor of Gisborne, who was impressed
by the spirit of rehabilitation following the earthquake of 1931.
On the bronze plaques on the limestone base: Calamity is Man's True Touchstone
The gift of J R Kirk Esq MBE 1933
On the marble face of the sundial: Smiles equal sunshine in helping folks along
On the square base below the sundial face: Serene I stand amidst the flowers to tell of the passing of the hours.
Kirk Sundial Images
The top of the Kirk sundial showing...
The top of the Kirk Sundial....
Some of the text on the side of the...
Looking at the makings in the base ...
Looking down at the top of the Kirk...
The Kirk Sundial on the Marine Para...
The Kirk Sundial from a distance....
Marine Parade Gardens.
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