TIMARU : NEW ZEALAND

*Location:

   Sacred Heart Basilica Church
   Craigie Avenue (Hilton Highway, NZ#1)
     at Heaton Street
   Timaru, South Island, New Zealand
   LL: S 44.40170, E 171.24750
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Sacred HeartParish
   7 Craigie Avenue
   Parkside
   Timaru 7910
   T: (03)684-4263   F: (03)684-4393
   E: sacheart@callsouth.net.nz

*Schedule:

   Was in regular use.

*Remarks:

   2011: A post-earthquake photo of the
   building shows both towers fallen,
   so these bells are probably gone.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1914
     with bells made by Warner      
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2011
*Links:

An Archdiocesan page has contact information and a building photo, but its locator map is for a different building (possibly the parish office).  There is a small photo of the building, with a link to a page of additional photos; the sign which asserts that the Basilica was built in 1911 must be in error, because there is a history page which asserts that it opened in 1905.

A genealogy page has an extensive history of the design and construction of this building.  It is not yet known which tower holds (or held) the bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Warner 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  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/10/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2011/04/30
*Photos:

(none available)


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