BATHURST - WM : AUSTRALIA

*Location:

   War Memorial Carillon Tower
   King's Parade
   William, George, Church & Russell Streets
   Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
   LL: S 33.41777, E 149.57916
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*Player:

   (none)
*Past carillonist:
   Nov.1933 A.B.B.Ranclaud, Univ. of Sydney

*Contact:

   Bathurst Regional Council
   PMB 17
   Bathurst  NSW 2795
   T: (02) 6333 6111   F: (02) 6331 7211
   E: council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

*Schedule:

   Automatic daily at noon and 1pm

*Remarks:

   Bells cast in 1928, shipped here in
   1929, stored until installation in 1933.
   Original intent for baton keyboard was
   derailed by financial problems of the
   Great Depression, and never recovered;
   "temporary" electro-pneumatic system
   is still in place, though defunct for
   many years.  New electric automatic
   system by Hervey Bagot, c.1995.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1933
     with bells made by Taylor      
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is unknown
*Links:

A city page about Kings Parade has two photos of the tower.

GCNA Forum topic on this carillon, with three large photos of bells & action plus detailed analysis of what is there and what's needed to make this into a traditional carillon.

A historic photo; another from the same source

Another historic photo

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).

Index to all tower bell instruments in Australia.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/06/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/06/05
*Photos:

(none available)


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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