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University of Western Australia, Crawley

Crawley UWA Callaway Centre
The organ as it is now configured for the residence of
Peter Myer, Mount Victoria, New South Wales

Crawley UWA Callaway Centre

Name of institution University of Western Australia
Type of institution University
Street Address Stirling Highway
City Crawley
State Western Australia
Country Australia
Name of building Music Department
Name of room Callaway Centre
Dates of the building
Architect's and builder's names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information
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 Bellsham Pipe Organs (Australia)
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1987
Construction materials
Number of manuals Two (2)
Key compasses
Number of keys 56
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals 30
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Mechanical
Type of stop action Mechanical
Console type
Stop label material
General design
Playing aids
Wind pressures
Stop list Original specification of the organ:

Gedackt 8'
Quintade 8'
Spitzflote 4'
Principal 2'
Larigot 1-1/3'
Krummhorn (prepared for) 8'
Sordun 16'
Bass Gedeckt 8'

Total number of stops 7 - Stops selectable on either manual by 3-way stoplevers
Total number of ranks
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Built for the UWA Callaway Centre.
Relocated to the factory of Pipe Organs WA in 2003
Rebuilt as a totally new organ in 2005 by Pipe Organs WA for Mr Peter Meyer, NSW.  This new organ is a 13 rank studio organ capable of realizing chamber music of different periods, particularly classical French repertoire. The organ uses some pipework and other components from the 1987 Bellsham instrument.  Specification of the new organ can be found on the Pipe Organs WA web site.
This is the first instrument made by Pipe Organs of Western Australia to be located beyond Perth.  It is their Opus 6.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ
Information on current organ The UWA instrument was placed in the Callaway Auditorium by Geoffrey Revell when Gerald Hendry recommended that the School of Music purchase the organ for the students.  It was destined for Robin Groom's home studio, Kalamunda, but Revell, through an arrangement with Robin, re-routed it to UWA School of Music and built Robin a totally new instrument afterwards.
The organ fell into an appalling condition and eventually was sold to Pipe Organs WA.  Peter Meyer approached Pipe Organs WA in 2004 with a view to using it as a basis to build him an organ.
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photographs of the rebuilt organ from Pipe Organs WA
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 27 November 2008.
Additional information provided by Graham Devenish 10 February 2009.