Veale Gardens sundial

This sundial sits on a pedestal of marble. It was donated by the Symon family in 1964 from their garden in Upper Sturt.

It is a reproduction of one owned by Sir Walter Scott, the Scottish novelist and poet of the late 18th century & early 19th centuries. He is most famous for writing the line “"Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!"

The donation from the Symon family in 1964 was in memory of one of their ancestors. It commemorates Sir Josiah Henry Symon a distinguished lawyer and parliamentarian, who helped draft the Australian constitution.

At this point, walk around the rose beds towards the sunken rose garden.

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