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Residence of Mowbray Bunbury, Balingup

Countryside at Balingup
Photo: Rob Dose

Name of institution Residence of Mowbray Bunbury
Type of institution Private home
Street Address Golden Valley
City Balingup
State Western Australia
Country Australia
Name of building Residence of Mowbray Bunbury
Name of room
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings

Other location information

This was the only organ built by the well-respected Melbourne firm of George Fincham & Son in Western Australia
Name of contact
Mailing Address
Other contact information
Previous organ(s)
Date of previous organ None
Detail of previous organ
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organ
Information about comparable instruments to previous organ
Present organ
Type of installation
Case description
Placement in room
Builder's name George Fincham & Son, Melbourne.
Opus number From the Fincham Order Book (Graeme Rushworth)
1905 2/12/3/tp; Mr M. Bunbury, residence, Bunbury, WA.
Date of completion/installation 1905
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 Tubular-pneumatic
Type of stop action Tubular-pneumatic
Couplers Five (5)
Console type
Stop label material
General design
Playing aids
Wind pressures
Stop list
Open Diapason 8' Metal
Claribel 8' Wood
Dulciana 8' Metal
Principal 4' Metal
Flute 4' Wood
Violin Diapason 8' Metal
Gamba 8' Metal
Gedact 8' Wood
Celeste 8' Metal
Octave 4' Metal
Oboe 8' Metal
Bourdon 16' Wood
Total number of stops 12 stops
Total number of ranks 12 ranks
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Removed in 1910 by J E Dodd and installed in
St Mary's Church, West Perth.
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
Technical documents
General documents An article about Mowbray Bunbury, In The Pipeline, August 2020
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 01 January 2009.
Stoplist provided from newspaper cutting on St. Mary's Church by Andrew Gardner 07 December 2010.