July 1, 2020
Nazareth Lutheran

Nazareth Lutheran Church, Woollongabba

In May 2000 Nazareth Lutheran Church, Hawthorne Street, Woolloongabba, burnt down by arson attack. All that was left were the brick walls. The church had been built in 1896 for the Lutheran congregation of South Brisbane that had been founded in the 1860s. As with South Australia, there was an influx of German migrants to Moreton Bay and as a result the Lutheran church has had a strong presence in South East Queensland.
June 30, 2020

St. Marys Auckland

This organ was built by George Croft, the renowned Auckland organ builder in 1909 and is regarded as his magnum opus. It was rebuilt in 1985 with a revised specification, altered wind system with lower wind-pressures, electric action and a changed console. We were asked to restore the organ to give its original feel and sound. We removed the added bellows and returned original bellows to double-rise. The original wind pressures were used and the specification was revised to match the Edwardian ethos.
December 18, 2010

All Saint’s Anglican Church, Murwillumbah

This organ was built in 1926 by C. W. Leggo of Sydney with pneumatic action in the picturesque cane town of Murwillumbah, N.S.W. This organ had been moved from the original wooden church and electrified by H. W. Jarrott.  In 1998, Simon Pierce restored the organ. Restoration consisted of removing […]
December 18, 2010

St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Lismore

This tubular-pneumatic action instrument was installed by the British Pianoforte Depot Ltd. in 1914.  The English pipework and German mechanical components remained intact until rebuilds in 1957 and the early 1960’s.  General deterioration of the instrument saw the need for a proper restoration in the 1990’s, and, with the consultant […]
December 18, 2010

St Paul’s Anglican Church, Ipswich

The J.W.Walker organ was first installed on the floor of the southern (liturgical northern) transept in 1860. It was shifted to a new gallery in the opposite transept in 1974. While the original cone-pallet chests were retained, the action was electrified, the Pedalboard enlarged, and a new Choir Organ added, […]
December 18, 2010

Surface Hill Uniting Church, Gympie

This organ was built by George Benson for the home of James Lord, who was organist at Wesley Methodist Church, Brisbane.  At the same time, Benson also built the large 3-manual instument for that church.  After the death of Lord’s wife and only son in the sinking of the S.S. […]
December 18, 2010

St Luke’s Anglican Church,Toowoomba

Although the Norwich firm of Norman and Beard was founded in 1868, their first Australian order was not delivered until 1894. The installation of the organ in Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, Newcastle, sparked a spate of orders throughout Australasia; nevertheless, only St. Luke’s in Toowoomba, and St. John’s Anglican Cathedral […]
December 18, 2010

St Mary’s Catholic Church, Maryborough

This excellent example of tracker action organ building was built and installed by B.B.Whitehouse & Co. in 1910.  In 1936 the church was extended southwards by turning the nave around 180 degrees and adding a large Romanesque crossing with north and south transepts, the altar being relocated to the southern […]
December 18, 2010

St. George’s Anglican Church, Mount Tamborine

This organ was built as a memorial to Christopher Fulcher by his family.  It was originally designed for the small wooden church which is now the hall and was built in stages over 6 years. The present delightful church was built in between times and the organ was installed just after […]