General Post Office Elizabeth & Bourke Streets Melbourne, Victoria, Australia LL: S 37.81396, E 144.96329
Centre Management Office Melbourne's GPO 323-332 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC 3000 T: 3/9663 0066 F: 03/9639 2170 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following hour strike at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock, one of 28 tunes (4 drums of 7 tunes each) is played on 8 bells.
Hour bell + Westminster (Cambridge) quarters + 7 bells to make an octave. All by John C. Wilson & Co., Glasgow; hour & quarter bells cast in 1870, other 7 in 1888. Building vacated by PO after being badly damaged by fire in 2001; restored as a retail centre.
Mechanical-automatic chime of 12 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ---- / ---- The arrangement of tones and/or semitones is non-standard; see Remarks above. The whole instrument was installed in 1890 by the maker cited in Remarks above Year of latest technical information source is 1979
A page from a Melbourne building Website gives a capsule history and has a clickable photo of the clock tower.
The history of the building, with an early photo
Color photo of the clock tower
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by year of completion.
Index to all tower bell instruments in Australia.
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