Marble, bronze and limestone.
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
Kirk Sundial Location Map
Marine Parade Gardens.