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Sundial 752
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   48 25.127' N Longitude:   123° 20.598' W
Location:
  • Government House
    Herb Garden on west side
    1401 Rockland Ave.
    Victoria
 
Description:
  • A bronze horizontal dial with hour lines, quarter-hour marks and Roman hour numerals. Dial face includes a central compass rose. The dial sits atop a carved cedar totem depicting an Orca killer whale. The totem is carved in the Coastal Salish tradition by Aubrey LaFortune, a member of the Cowichan Band of native Canadians.

    The dial was commissioned by the Royal Club of Victoria and donated for the garden in 2001. Volunteers created the herb garden in 1999; all the gardens at Government House are maintained by volunteers.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: British Columbia Government
  • I COUNT ONLY THE SUNNY HOURS
  • Designer: Aubrey LaFortune (totem)
  • Builder: Aubrey LaFortune (totem)
  • Construction Date: 2001
 

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