Rings in Asia and the Pacific Rim:
index by maker

Rings in Asia and the Pacific Rim region contain bells supplied by a variety of bellfoundries.  Most such sites (exceptions as noted below) are listed here by foundry in the following order:

For an explanation of what this index contains (and does NOT contain), and of the additional details on each entry, see the Bellfoundry Indexes Advice.

NOTE:  Only rings of 8 or more bells are indexed and described, but rings of 5 or 6 bells are identified below the table.


Bellfoundry unknown

The sources which reported the existence of these instruments, or the phase of work listed here, did not identify their makers.  They are listed in city name order rather than date order.
COLERAINE                     : AUSTRALIA    1??? C 
   Holy Trinity Church (Anglican)
MELBOURNE - T                 : AUSTRALIA    1920 F
   St.John's Anglican Church

Eijsbouts, Asten, Netherlands

BUNBURY - STP                 : AUSTRALIA    2011 C  ring
   Cathedral of St.Patrick (RC)
Complete list of Eijsbouts foundry output.

Gillett & Johnston, Croydon, England

 [none known]
Complete list of Gillett & Johnston foundry output.

Taylor, Loughborough, England

GOULBURN                      : AUSTRALIA    1872*F
   Cathedral Church of St.Saviour
   * cast for a different site
CHRISTCHURCH                  : NEW ZEALAND  1880 C (ring)
   Cathedral Church of Christ
   (Christchurch Cathedral)
HOBART - STD                  : AUSTRALIA    1936 F  ring/chime
   Cathedral Church of St.David
ADELAIDE - STP                : AUSTRALIA    1946 C
   Cathedral Church of St.Peter (Anglican)
HAMILTON                      : NEW ZEALAND  1950 C
   Cathedral Church of St.Peter the Apostle
BURWOOD                       : AUSTRALIA    1959 C
   St.Paul's Anglican Church
CASTLEREAGH                   : AUSTRALIA    1964 C  ring/chime
   Castlereagh Wesleyan Chapel
MELBOURNE - STPC              : AUSTRALIA    1964 T
   St.Paul's Cathedral (Anglican)
SYDNEY - STA                  : AUSTRALIA    1965 F
   Cathedral Church of St.Andrew (Anglican)
ADELAIDE - STC                : AUSTRALIA    1971 C
   Church of St.Cuthbert (Anglican)
PERTH - STG                   : AUSTRALIA    1974 R
   Cathedral Church of St.George
CHRISTCHURCH                  : NEW ZEALAND  1978 C
   Cathedral Church of Christ
   (Christchurch Cathedral)
TURRAMURRA                    : AUSTRALIA    1978 E
   St.James Anglican Church
PAPANUI                       : NEW ZEALAND  1983 E
   St.Paul's Anglican Church
SYDNEY - STA                  : AUSTRALIA    1984 I
   Cathedral Church of St.Andrew (Anglican)
WELLINGTON - STPA             : NEW ZEALAND  1984 E
   Cathedral Church of St.Paul
SYDNEY - STA                  : AUSTRALIA    1985 I
   Cathedral Church of St.Andrew (Anglican)
GOULBURN                      : AUSTRALIA    1987 R
   Cathedral Church of St.Saviour
PERTH - SC/1                  : AUSTRALIA    1988 I
   The Swan Bells
   The Bell Tower
SYDNEY - STA                  : AUSTRALIA    1988 E
   Cathedral Church of St.Andrew (Anglican)
GOULBURN                      : AUSTRALIA    1997 I
   Cathedral Church of St.Saviour
LITHGOW                       : AUSTRALIA    1998 C
   Hoskins Memorial Church (Presb/Uniting)
PERTH - SC/1                  : AUSTRALIA    1998 E
   The Swan Bells
   The Bell Tower
MANUKA                        : AUSTRALIA    2000 E
   St.Paul's Anglican Church
RANDWICK                      : AUSTRALIA    2001 C
   St.Jude's Anglican Church
SYDNEY - STJ                  : AUSTRALIA    2003 C
   St.James' Church (Queen's Square)
BATHURST - A                  : AUSTRALIA    2004 E
   All Saints' Anglican Cathedral
GOULBURN                      : AUSTRALIA    2005 E
   Cathedral Church of St.Saviour
HOBART - STD                  : AUSTRALIA    2005 E  ring/chime
   Cathedral Church of St.David
MELBOURNE - STPI              : AUSTRALIA    2007 R
   St.Pius X Church (RC)
Complete list of Taylor foundry output.

Whitechapel, London, England

Older bells carry the name Mears & Stainbank
SYDNEY - STM                  : AUSTRALIA    1843 C (ring)
   Central tower
   St.Mary's Cathedral Basilica
HOBART - HT                   : AUSTRALIA    1846 C
   Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
   (was Holy Trinity Anglican Church)
SYDNEY - STP                  : AUSTRALIA    1858 R
   St.Philip's Anglican Church
GEELONG                       : AUSTRALIA    1867 C
   Church of St.Paul
BALLARAT - TH/1               : AUSTRALIA    1869 C
   Alfred Memorial Bells
   Town Hall
BENDIGO                       : AUSTRALIA    1873 C
   Cathedral Church of St.Paul
SYDNEY - STM                  : AUSTRALIA    1882 R (ring)
   Central tower
   St.Mary's Cathedral Basilica
MELBOURNE - STJ               : AUSTRALIA    1885 C
   St.James' Old Cathedral
MARYBOROUGH                   : AUSTRALIA    1888 C
   St.Paul's Anglican Church
SYDNEY - STP                  : AUSTRALIA    1888 I  ring/chime
   St.Philip's Anglican Church
MELBOURNE - STPC              : AUSTRALIA    1889 C
   St.Paul's Cathedral (Anglican)
BALLARAT - STP                : AUSTRALIA    1892 C
   St.Peter's Anglican Church
SYDNEY - STP                  : AUSTRALIA    1898 E  ring/chime
   St.Philip's Anglican Church
DARLING POINT                 : AUSTRALIA    1924 E
   Church of St.Mark (Anglican)
BENDIGO                       : AUSTRALIA    1964 R
   Cathedral Church of St.Paul
AUCKLAND - STM                : NEW ZEALAND  1972 R
   Church of St.Matthew-in-the-City
DUNEDIN - F                   : NEW ZEALAND  1973 C  ring/chime
   First Church of Otago
PARRAMATTA - AS               : AUSTRALIA    1974 E
   All Saints' Anglican Church
SYDNEY - CC                   : AUSTRALIA    1984 E
   Christ Church, St.Laurence
SYDNEY - STM                  : AUSTRALIA    1985 E
   Central tower
   St.Mary's Cathedral Basilica
YORK                          : AUSTRALIA    1985 C
   Holy Trinity Church
BRISBANE - STJ                : AUSTRALIA    1987 I
   Cathedral Church of St.John (Anglican)
MELBOURNE - STPI              : AUSTRALIA    1989 C
   St.Pius X Church (RC)
ALBURY                        : AUSTRALIA    1992 E  ring/chime
   St.Matthew's Church
ADELAIDE - STF                : AUSTRALIA    1994 E
   St.Francis Xavier Cathedral
MOSMAN PARK                   : AUSTRALIA    1995 E
   Chapel of St.Hilda of Whitby
   St.Hilda's Anglican School for Girls
ARMIDALE                      : AUSTRALIA    1996 C
   St.Peter's Cathedral (Anglican)
ROCKINGHAM                    : AUSTRALIA    1996 E
   Rockingham Centre (Civic Centre)
MANDURAH                      : AUSTRALIA    1997 E
   Christ's Church (Anglican)
WAGGA WAGGA                   : AUSTRALIA    1997 E
   St.John's Anglican Church
SYDNEY - STP                  : AUSTRALIA    2001 R  ring/chime
   St.Philip's Anglican Church
LISMORE - STA                 : AUSTRALIA    2003 E
   St.Andrew's Church
ORANGE                        : AUSTRALIA    2005 E
   Holy Trinity Anglican Church
BRISBANE - STJ                : AUSTRALIA    2008 E
   Cathedral Church of St.John (Anglican)
Complete list of Whitechapel foundry output.

Warner, England

AUCKLAND - STM                : NEW ZEALAND  1863 C
   Church of St.Matthew-in-the-City
ADELAIDE - TH                 : AUSTRALIA    1865 C
   Town Hall
BRISBANE - STJ                : AUSTRALIA    1876 F
   Cathedral Church of St.John (Anglican)
AUCKLAND - STM                : NEW ZEALAND  1883 R
   Church of St.Matthew-in-the-City
PERTH - STG                   : AUSTRALIA    1902 C (ring)
   Cathedral Church of St.George
Complete list of Warner foundry output.

Miscellaneous founders, not listed above

One instance each; in order by year, unknown first.
PERTH - SC/1                  : AUSTRALIA    1725-70*F
   The Swan Bells
   The Bell Tower
   * cast by Rudhall for another site
WANGARATTA                    : AUSTRALIA    1806*C
   Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity
   * cast for St.George's Church,
     Bolton, Lancashire, England,
     by Rudhall of Gloucester
RANDWICK                      : AUSTRALIA    1865 C (ring)
   St.Jude's Anglican Church
   cast by Vickers, Sheffield
MELBOURNE - STPAT             : AUSTRALIA    1868 C
   St.Patrick's Cathedral
   cast by John Murphy, Dublin, Ireland
Complete list of miscellaneous foundry output.

5 or 6 bells - instruments not described here

NOTE, however, that rings of 5 or 6 bells which are part of a chime of 8 or more bells are described here.  See tags "ring/chime" above.

Separate rings of 5 or 6 bells are described on the ANZAB Website, as follows:

Place Year, Maker
Sydney/Broadway, AU 1849, Whitechapel
Adelaide/Walkerville, AU 1886, Whitechapel
Wellington (Old St.Paul's), NZ 1979, Whitechapel
Maitland, AU 1869, Vickers (steel)
Cambridge, NZ 1883, Vickers (steel)
Melbourne/Gardenvale/Brighton, AU 1990, Eijsbouts
Perth/Claremont, AU 1920, Gillett & Johnston
South Brisbane, AU 1896, Gillett & Johnston
Yass, AU 1869/1950, Blews/Taylor
Beechworth, AU 1994, (mixed)
Griffith, AU 1997, (mixed)

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