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Aldersgate Nedlands

Name of institution Aldersgate Uniting Church
Type of institution Church
Street Address Corner Princess Road and Bruce Street
City Nedlands
State Western Australia
Country Australia
Name of building Aldersgate Uniting Church
Name of room Church
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information In June 1977 Nedlands United Parish became Nedlands Parish of the Uniting Church in Australia. The Parish consists of Aldersgate Church and St Paul's Church.  Prior to that date Aldersgate Church was the Nedlands Methodist Church and St Paul's Church (in Kingsway) was Presbyterian.
Name of contact
Mailing Address
Other contact information
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
Present organ
Type of installation
Case description
Placement in room
Builder's name Paul F. Hufner
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1964
Construction materials
Number of manuals Two
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 8 ranks extended
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Originally constructed as a four-rank extension organ based on Open Diapason 8', Lieblich Gedeckt 16', Gamba 8' and Horn 8'.
Enlarged 1967 Paul F Hufner by the addition of a Dulciana 8' rank placed behind the choir, some distance from the main organ.
Enlarged 1996 F.J. Larner by the addition of Claribel Flute 8', Violin Diapason 8' and Dulciana Celeste 8' ranks.  The Dulciana was relocated to the main organ space.  An electronic reed unit was added to the Pedal.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status The organ is in good condition.
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photograph of the organ by Bruce Duncan
Technical documents 
General documents Information about the merger of the churches in Nedlands from J S Battye Library of West Australian History.
Information about the organ from OHTA Conference Booklet 2004.
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 14 December 2008.

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