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Memorial Sundial


Town of Cottesloe

Place Number

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Marine Pde Cottesloe

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1993, Constructed from 1988

Demolition Year


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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Sep 1995 Category 4

Category 4

Historic Site or Significant Vegetation. Historic Site without built features or historic site/building much modified or with association to historic personage. Recognise the significance with a plaque, paving stone or appropriate marker.

Statement of Significance

The sundial was Cottesloe's Bi-Centennial project and is also probably one of the largest sundials to be
constructed in the Southern Hemisphere. It has become a landmark.

Physical Description

Bi-centennial Memorial Sundial, The sundial was the outcome of a design and ideas competition as part
of Cottesloe's contribution to the Bi-Centennial commemorating the founding of the colonies on the east
coast of Australia. It was made by largely voluntary or at cost contributions and built over a protracted
period. The astrological data was provided by Dr Tony Hooley of Curtin University and developed into a
design by Geoff Considine of Considine and Griffiths. The inspiration was the Junta Manta, Jaipur. David
Gill built the prototype.


The sundial won the 1995 Civic Design Award for Considine and Griffiths Architects.


Integrity good
Modifications none to sundial, some to surrounds


Very Good


Name Type Year From Year To
Considine and Griffiths Architect 1988 -


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
"Newspaper Article". p.15 The Post Newspaper Sept 1995:

Place Type

Historic Site


Epoch General Specific
Present Use MONUMENT\CEMETERY Monument
Original Use MONUMENT\CEMETERY Monument

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Cultural activities

Creation Date

10 Jun 1997

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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