Frederick Gurnsey

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Lion at the Bridge of Remembrance carved by Gurnsey

Frederick George Gurnsey (18 January 1868 – 23 October 1953) was a New Zealand carver and art teacher. He was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales on 18 January 1868.[1] He did the carvings for the Bridge of Remembrance in Christchurch.[2] The carvings in the sanctuary of the Nurses' Memorial Chapel at Christchurch Hospital are by Frederick Gurnsey and Jack Vivian.

The Oamaru stone font in All Saints' Church in Hokitika was carved by Gurnsey.[3]


  1. ^ Crighton, Anna; Stocker, Mark. "Frederick George Gurnsey". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Bridge of Remembrance". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Search the List | All Saints' Church (Anglican) | Heritage New Zealand". Retrieved 16 September 2020.