The Hornsby Water Clock -
     "Man, Time and the Environment"


   Florence Mall
   Florence & Hunter Streets
   Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
   LL: S 33.70401, E 151.10058
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   Hornsby and District Chamber of
     Commerce and Industry
   PO Box 1622
   HornsbyWestfield, NSW  1635
   T: (02)9482 8860   F: (02)9482 8525
   E: info@hornsbychamber.com.au
   - or -
   Hornsby Shire Council
   Administration Centre
     296 Pacific Highway
     Hornsby, NSW 2077
     PO Box 37
     Hornsby, NSW 1630
   T: (02)9847 6666  F: (02)9847 6999
   E: hsc@hornsby.nsw.gov.au


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   Tower tubes of unknown origin, part
   of a public sculpture; playable from a
   taut-rope rack with Harrington-style

*Technical data:

   Chime with Ellacombe stand of 17 tubular 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 1995
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

A YouTube video (2:56) shows that it is playable by hand, provided that one is wearing rain gear.  It also shows that the construction is modelled after Harrington chimes.

Set of 5 photos

A school page about the clock has a photo and some technical details.

Photo at the Website of The Sculptors Society

A tourism Website begins with two photos of the water clock; further down the page, a large photo shows the surroundings and several details.

A school page about "rescuing" the water clock includes photos that show the chiming rack and bells.

In a 10-minute YouTube video, the sculptor, Victor Cusack, explains the origin, workings and meanings of his Water Clock in Hornsby Mall.

In a 2:30 YouTube video, the sculptor, Victor Cusack, plays tunes on the chime.

Local government Website

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of its maker.

Ranking among all tower tube instruments by size (number of notes).

Index to all tower tube instruments in Australia.
Index to all tower bell instruments in Australia.

   This page was built from the database on 22-Jun-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/06/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/09/01

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