Thomas Brent Smith, The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
S 42° 24.663 E 173° 41.268
59G E 721166 N 5301083
Quick Description: A commemorative sundial placed in remembrance of Thomas Brent Smith, died 2003, by his parents, sisters, and their families.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 3/19/2011 2:42:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMB0CD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 4

Long Description:
Thomas Brent Smith was a well known local figure in and around Kaikoura who was lost at sea whilst trying to rescue a hump backed whale off South Bay, Kaikoura.

The wording on the commemorative plaque reads:

              In Remembrance of

              THOMAS BRENT SMITH
    Tragically killed while saving a whale
           16/6/2003 Aged 38 years

     Sail on 'Captain Tom' of the 'Bounty'
     Your ship has come to carry you home
         You meant so much to so many
         and will never be forgotten

        Eternal love from your parents,
          sisters and their families.
The dial is inscribed with the eight cardinal points, the phrase:

       Be as True to Each Other as the Dial is to the Sun.
The marked hours are from 0500 to 1900, and at the time of my visit was showing 1000, NZ Summertime, within a few minutes of the correct time.

An obituary written at the time and published on the CDNN News site can be seen here. Obituary

Sundial Type: Horizontal - Flat base, Ground or Pedestal mounted dial plate

Related Web Site: Not listed

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