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Highgate Sacred Heart

Highgate Sacred Heart

Highgate Sacred Heart

Highgate Sacred Heart

Highgate Sacred Heart

Name of institution Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Type of institution Church
Street Address 64 Mary Street
City Highgate
State Western Australia
Postcode
Country Australia
Name of building Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Name of room Church
Dates of the building 1905
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features Constructed in Donnybrook Stone.
Special fittings
Other location information The first church at Highgate Hill was a small iron building, which was opened in 1897. This was replaced by the current church built of Donnybrook stone in 1905. Bishop Gibney opened Sacred Heart Church with a Solemn High Mass in February 1906. (Bishop Gibney lived at 50 Vincent Street from 1910 to hisdeath in 1925.)
Name of contact Fr Peter Bianchinni
Mailing Address
Telephone 9328 3433
Email p.bianchini@perthcatholic.org.au
Other contact information
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Date of previous organs
Detail of previous organs
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organs
Information about comparable instruments to previous organs
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Present organ
Type of installation Freestanding
Case description Plain case, shaded openings with dummy pipe display
Placement in room Rear gallery
Builder's name Paul F. Hufner
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1965
Construction materials Timber
Number of manuals One (1)
Key compasses CC-ccc
Number of keys 61
Key material
Pedal compass Autobass (no pedals)
Number of pedals
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Electro-magnetic
Type of stop action Electro-magnetic
Couplers None
Tremulants General
Accessories    Balanced Swell
Console type Detached stopkey
Stop label material
Placement In front of organ facing across choir loft
General design
Playing aids None
Divisions    Single division, under expression
Wind pressures
Stop list
MANUAL
Bourdon 16'
Open Diapason 8'
Lieblich Gedeckt 8'
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Octave Diapason 4'
Lieblich Flute 4'
Blank
Fifteenth 2'
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Melodic bass (autobass) 16'
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Total number of stops 10
Total number of ranks 2 ranks extended, third rank prepared for
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status In good condition
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photographs of the church and organ by Bruce Duncan
Technical documents  Specification and details of the organ noted 14 March 2009.
General documents Historical information from Town Of Vincent
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Supporting information
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Document control Original entries J R Elms, OAM, Gazetteer of Western Australian Pipe Organs, 1971, 1999,2003 and 2004.
This entry D B Duncan 22 January 2009.
Photographs of the church added 08 February 2009.
Photographs of the organ and specification added 15 March 2009.




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