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Manning Aquinal College

Name of institution Aquinas College
Type of institution School
Street Address Mount Henry Road
City Manning
State Western Australia
Country Australia
Name of building Chapel of St Thomas
Name of room Chapel
Dates of the building 1966
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features The Chapel was officially opened on August 12 1966 and was described in the college annual as the greatest day in the long history of the college.
In 1961 an appeal was launched to raise funds for extensions to the college. Br. Hall's request to the Christian Brorhers for support of the project included costings for a chapel at ₤25,000. When Br. Woodruff totalled up the payments to take the chapel to furnished completion, figures came out at ₤83,370.
The chapel was heritage listed by the Heritage Council of Western Australia on May 1 1989.
Special fittings At the top of the spire at the main entrance to the chapel there is believed to be a time-capsule from the time that the chapel was constructed.
Other location information The Aquinas College Chapel, formally known as the Chapel of St Thomas Aquinas is a heritage listed building located on the Aquinas College property in Salter Point, Western Australia. The building is owned by the Christian Brothers as part of the Aquinas College property.
Since 1938, Aquinas College has been sited on an elevated 62-hectare property, with over two kilometres of water frontage on the Canning River. Aquinas College is one of the most beautiful school environments in the world.
Name of contact
Mailing Address
Telephone 08 9450 0600
Other contact information
Date of previous organs None
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
Present organ
Type of installation
Case description
Placement in room
Builder's name Paul F. Hufner
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1966
Construction materials
Number of manuals Two (2)
Key compasses
Number of keys
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Electro-magnetic
Type of stop action Electro-magnetic
Console type
Stop label material
General design
Playing aids
Divisions    Great, Swell, Pedal
Wind pressures
Stop list

Total number of stops
Total number of ranks Four ranks extended
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Originally 0ne manual with autobass.
Enlarged in 1999 by Paul F. Hufner with the addition of Swell organ and Makin electronic reeds with Mr Keith Poole.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photograph of the chapel from Wickipedia
Technical documents 
General documents Information about the chapel from Wickipedia
Supporting information
Document control Original entries J R Elms, OAM, Gazetteer of Western Australian Pipe Organs, 1971, 1999,2003 and 2004.
This entry D B Duncan 26 January 2009.


This page last updated 26 January 2009

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