South tower
   St.Mary's Cathedral (RC)
   Victoria Square
   Perth, Western Australia, Australia
   LL: S 31.95541, E 115.86634
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   Cathedral Presbytery
   17 Victoria Square
   Perth  WA 6000
   T: 8/9223 1350   F: 08/9221 1716




   2 bells added 1953; total 13?.
   Building closed 2006-09 for
   conservation and completion.
   Also a Spanish bell dated 1676.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1951
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1979

The fund-raising Website for the Cathedral has ground-level and aerial photos of the 2006-2009 construction. 

The History page of the Cathedral has a drawing of the cathedral front as it will be completed.

The Wikipedia article on the cathedral has photos of the west end as it presently exists; the tower and spire stand over the south aisle.

Historic photo of cathedral and tower before the second phase of building.

A more recent historic photo shows how the original building (at left, from 1865) was spliced to the newer but still incomplete building (at right, 1930).

News article on the expansion plans, including a small photo of the present building with a model for its completion.

Wikimedia photo of the present bell tower

Commercial photo of the cathedral, showing the tower and incomplete parts.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston 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.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Dec-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/04/30
   and on technical data last updated on 1991/11/17

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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