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Our Lady's Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Dianella

Name of institution Our Lady's Assumption Church
Type of institution Church
Street Address 356 Grand Promenade
City Dianella
State Western Australia
Postcode 6059
Country Australia
Name of building Church
Name of room
Dates of the building 1965
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information On Palm Sunday, 11 April 1965, Our Lady's Assumption Church was blessed and opened. Father Patrick Peter O'Mara was inducted by His Grace, Archbishop Prendiville, thus formally constituting Dianella as a new parish within the Archdiocese of Perth, to meet the spiritual needs of some 300 families.
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 Freestanding
Case description
Placement in room Rear gallery
Builder's name F.J. Larner & Co.
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1971
Construction materials
Number of manuals One (1)
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
Console type
Stop label material
General design
Playing aids
Divisions    Manual
Wind pressures
Stop list
Total number of stops 5
Total number of ranks
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 The church purchased an Allen digital organ in June, 1989, ostensibly to replace the pipe organ.  The current location of the pipe organ is not known.
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Technical documents 
General documents Information about the School and Church from the Our Lady's Assumption Primary School web site.
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 22 January 2009.
Additional information from Ron Raymond 11 November 2010.