AUCKLAND - STM : NEW ZEALAND

*Location:

   Church of St.Matthew-in-the-City
   Hobson & Wellesley Streets
   Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
   LL: S 36.85013, E 174.76137
*Previous Location (1863-1906):
   Bishopscourt, Auckland
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
City locator maps and gazetteer page
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*Ringers' contact(s):

   Mike Stone
   E: stonemj/@/xtra dot co dot nz
   - or -
   John N Dunn
   E: jn.dunn/@/ihug dot co dot nz

      Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the ANZAB Website.

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Practice Tuesday 1930-2115;
   for service Sunday 0915-1000.

*Remarks:

   Warner recast #4; #2 recast & the rest
   retuned, & all rehung, in 1972.

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   1 bells were recast or replaced in 1972
     by Whitechapel 
   Prior history:
     In 1883,  1 bells were recast or replaced
       with bells made by Warner      
       (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1907, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Warner in 1863
       (7 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1994
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The ANZAB Webpage about this ring has at least a photo of the tower, and possibly additional information.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Warner bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Warner bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, 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 New Zealand.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 24-Nov-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/11/19
   and on technical data last updated on 2011/04/30


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