WANGANUI : NEW ZEALAND

*Location:

   Whanganui Regional Museum
   Watt Street at Cameron Terrace
   Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand
   LL: S 39.9315, E 175.0517
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Whanganui Regional Museum
   PO Box 352
   Wanganui  4540
   T: 6/349-1110   F: 6/347-6512
   E: info@wrm.org.nz

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Hemispherical bells, originally made
   for Mr. Burnett in Oneida; willed to
   the Museum on his death, and were being
   installed here in 1978;
   present existence unconfirmed.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 11 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 1908
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2011
*Links:

The museum Website says nothing about these bells nor about Mr. Burnett.  Its home page is conventional, but links from that page open in a non-resizable window which is too small.  Fortunately a little ingenuity can reopen such pages in a conventional window.

Where 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  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/11/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2011/11/19
*Photos:

(none available)


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