Sundials in Public Places

Welcome to Human Sundials
by Sunclocks Australia

Councils ~ Architects ~ Landscape Gardeners

Sundials come in a wide range of different types.

Though by far one of the most popular and Interactive Sundials is the Human Sundial.

With over 35,400 installed throughout the world, a Human Sundial uses a persons own shadow, to show the correct clock time.

Human Sundials  have the distinct advantage of telling the correct clock time (standard time) and adjust automatically to show daylight saving time, thus saving you the confusing adjustments required by the  usual pedestal types of sundials which only tell solar time.

  • Other advantages are that they cannot be stolen
  • They can be mowed or driven over if installed on a grassed area.
  • They can be constructed using a variety of different materials.
  • Concrete and concrete pavers, concrete with a mosaic topping, marble and granite.
  • Painted onto a concrete or bitumen surface.

Human Sundials are now being installed through Europe, North America, Australia & New Zealand. They can be found in many public locations such as, Community Parks, Nature Reserves, Shopping Precincts, Tourist attraction, Botanical Gardens, Theme Parks, Planetariums Observatories, Public Buildings and Stately homes.

By the public becoming interactively involved Human Sundials make a unique interactive and interesting conversational piece..

Our plans provide you with accurate and detailed easy to follow measurements and layouts instructions created for your exact Latitude and Longitude.

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More examples can be seen in the accompanying photographs.

  • A fun challenging interactive concept for visiting school children.
  • Using their own shadow to tell the time … Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time.
  • A great interactive conversational piece for visiting adults.

Please contact George Marshall:
Email or Phone: 07 4124 8196 or M: 0410 243 540



Thanks again George. I did make the date scale myself out of some sandstone slabs I had left over from my house when it was built. It was probably the hardest part of the build. I really enjoyed working out all the geometry when laying it, the instructions you gave made setting it up a breeze. Especially for a mathematical laymen like myself!

You may not see it in the photo but I have also installed a small brass sundial on a pedestal that was given to me as a gift years ago. It has the adjustment increments for adding and subtracting minutes depending on the month exactly as you described. Taking that into account, they are both quite accurate.

Thanks again,
 Grant Griffin
Sydney Water Corporation
Richmond WRP