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St. Augustine's Uniting Church, Bunbury

The new facade of the organ

Dismantling the organ for rebuilding

Reclaimed space for the new organ

The new Great windchest

The Great Mixture and Trumpet

The organ in the worship space

Name of institution St. Augustine's Uniting Church
Type of institution Church
Street Address 119 Mangles Street
City Carey Park, Bunbury
State WA
Name of building St. Augustine's Uniting Church
Name of room Sanctuary
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information
Name of contact
Mailing Address
Other contact information
Previous organ(s)
Date of previous organ 1970
Detail of previous organ F.J. Larner & Co
When the church commissioned a new building in Mangles Street the remants of the R C Clifton Opus 2 organ, which had been in Augustine Congregational Church, Bunbury, were incorporated into a new instrument.
The organ had two manuals and pedal.
Built as five (5) ranks extended plus short ranks for Nazard and Mixture.
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place The first organ was originally placed in an eastern chamber in a previous round construction church.

When a new building was constructed to accommodate a larger congregation the organ chamber was shifted to the western side.
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organ The organ was located in a chamber on the eastern side of the circular building. There was no pipe display. The organ spoke through a wood grille designed to blend in with the wall of the sanctuary.
Information about comparable instruments to previous organ
Present organ
Type of installation Central chamber
Case description Modern grille with display pipes from the Diapason
Placement in room In a chamber at the front of the worship space
Builder's name Pipe Organs of WA Pty Ltd
There are remants of the R C Clifton Opus 2 organ in the Swell division
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 2014
Construction materials
Number of manuals Two (2)
Key compasses
Number of keys 61
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals 30
Pedalboard type Concave and radiating
Pedalboard material
Type of chests Direct electric
Type of key action Electro-magnetic
Type of stop action Electro-magnetic
Couplers SW-GT, SW-PED, GT-PED
Accessories    A full compliment of combinations, settings and setter action.
Console type Tab stops
Stop label material
Placement Detached and movable
General design
Playing aids
Divisions    Great, Swell, Pedal
Wind pressures
Stop list
Bourdon 16' A F
Open Diapason 8' 61 pipes G
Stopped Diapason 8' 61 pipes A
Principal 4' 61 pipes B
Flute 4' 12 pipes A
Fifteenth 2' 12 pipes B
Quint 2 2/3' 61 pipes
Mixture III 183 pipes
Trumpet 8' 61 pipes H
Rohr Flute 8' 61 pipes
Viol de Gamba 8' 49 pipes C
Flute 4' 61 pipes Clifton  D
Gemshorn 4' 12 pipes C
Piccolo 2' 12 pipes D
Nazard 2 2/3' 42 pipes
Tierce 1 3/5' 42 pipes
Oboe 8' 61 pipes E
Clarion 4' 12 pipes E
Subbass 16' 30 pipes F
Bass Flute 8' A F
Principal 8' G
Choral Bass 4' A
Fifteenth 4' B
Trombone 16' H
Trumpet 8'
Total number of stops 25
Total number of ranks 15 extended ranks.
Organ room extended considerably to house the new scope of the instrument.
Total number of pipes 906
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Some pipework from Augustine Congregational Church, Bunbury.
Rebuild and enlargement by Pipe Organs WA Pty Ltd, June 2014.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ To accommodate the new instrument, additional space was created by removing a corridor and storage room. This space allowed the Swell division to be placed against the external wall and the Great and some of the Pedal division to take up the entire space the organ previously occupied. The Pedal Subbass is located horizontally inside the roof of the organ chamber.
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status Excellent
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder Robert Cecil Clifton built five pipe organs. Please refer to Western Australian Organs Builders Index.

There are many organs by Pipe Organs of Western Australia in Australia. Please refer to Western Australian Organs Builders Index
Photographs Photographs by Rev Greg Ross and Bruce Duncan
Technical documents 
General documents
Supporting information
Document control Original entries about the F J Larner organ J R Elms, OAM, Gazetteer of Western Australian Pipe Organs, 1971, 1999,2003 and 2004.
This entry D B Duncan 03 Jan 2009.
Information about the new organ from Graham Devenish, Jul 2014.
Additional information and photographs from Bruce Duncan Mar 2015 Additional information and photographs from Bruce Duncan Feb 2016