Cathedral Church of St.David 125 Macquarie Street, at Murray Street Hobart, Tasmania, Australia LL: S 42.88384, E 147.32867
Douglas Nichols 98 Wentworth Street South Hobart, Tasmania 7004 T: 3/6234 9391 E: dnichols/@/tassieDOTnetDOTau - or - Audrey Cusick T: (002)43 8936
Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the ANZAB Website.
Cathedral Church of St.David 125 Macquarie Street Hobart, TAS 7000 T: 03/6234 4900 F: 03/6223 8968 E: email@example.com
Practice Monday 1915-2100; service 0915-0955
Originally a ring of 8, 14-3-19 in F, plus 5 chiming bells, all cast 1935. Expansion added second-hand tenor plus 3 new bells to make a ring of 10+2, but left the 13-note chime unaffected; two new ringing trebles duplicate two chiming notes, so the 17 bells have 15 different notes. Jan.2010: chime currently inoperable; restoration anticipated (unscheduled).
Ring of 12 bells (10+2) and chime of 13 bells (overlapping) Pitch of heaviest bell is E in the middle octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ROPE12/ NONE There are five added semitones The instrument was enlarged in 2005 with bells made by Taylor Prior history: In 1936, the instrument was begun with 13 bells by Taylor Year of latest technical information source is 2010
A local ringer's page about these bells
The ANZAB Webpage about this ring has at least a photo of the tower, and possibly additional information.
View from above in the belfry, showing the bells as they were before 2005: 8 bells hung for change ringing (in motion) plus 5 small bells hung dead (along the left wall).
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry,
in this region
and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor 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 Australia.
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