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New Norcia Oratory

New Norcia Monastery

Name of institution Benedictine Community
Type of institution Chapel
Street Address Great Northern Highway
City New Norcia
State Western Australia
Postcode 6509
Country Australia
Name of building Monastery
Name of room Oratory Chapel
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information The Benedictine Monastery at New Norcia was established by the Spanish missionary Dom Salvado in 1846.
Name of contact Gabrielle Mercer
Mailing Address
Telephone 08 96548015
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 Free-standing on floor
Case description
Placement in room Rear wall
Builder's name Bellsham Pipe Organs (Australia)
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1983
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 Mechanical
Type of stop action Mechanical
Couplers Hauptwerk to Positive, Hauptwerk to Pedal, Positive to Pedal
Tremulants Whole organ
Console type Reversed drawstop
Stop label material
Placement Directly in front of organ casework
General design
Playing aids
Divisions    Hauptwerk, Positive, Pedal
Wind pressures
Stop list
Rohr Flute 8'
Principal 4'
Block Flute 2'
Mixture III
Gedact 8'
Spitz Flute 4'
Flachflute 2'
Sesquialtera II
Krummhorn 8'
Subbass 16' A
Gedactbass 8' A
Total number of stops 11
Total number of ranks 13
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 and regular use
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photograph of organ by Bruce Duncan
Photograph of the monastery by Brian Voon Yee Yap
Technical documents 
General documents
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 28 December 2008.

Updated specification from Patrick Elms 04 January 2011.

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