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St. Columba's Presbyterian Church
Devonport, Tasmania

Devonport St Columba

Devonport St Columba
Paul Hufner in his Inglewood workshop making the organ for St Columba's Church

Name of institution St. Columba's Presbyterian Church
Type of institution Church
Street Address 13 Edwards Street
City Devonport
State Tasmania
Postcode 7310
Country Australia
Name of building
Name of room
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information
Name of contact
Mailing Address
Telephone (03) 6424 6066
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 Entire organ enclosed in plain casework with pedal towers.
Placement in room
Builder's name Paul F. Hufner. 
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1960
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 Electro-magnetic
Type of stop action Electro-magnetic
Console type Detached stopkey
Stop label material
General design
Playing aids
Wind pressures
Stop list Original (1960) stoplist:

Bourdon 16'
Open Diapason 8'
Gamba 8'
Gedeckt 8'
Octave Diapason 4'
Gedeckt 4'
Trumpet 8'
Open Diapason 8'
Gamba 8'
Flute 8'
Gamba 4'
Gedeckt 4'
Twelfth 2-2/3'
Gamba 2'
Larigot 1-1/3'
Trombone 16'
Trumpet 8'
Trumpet 4'
Bourdon 16'
Echo Bourdon 16'
Quint  10-2/3'
Open Diapason 8'
Gedeckt 8'
Gamba 8'
Trombone 16'
Trumpet 8'
Total number of speaking stops 27
Total number of ranks Five ranks extended plus mixture
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Originally built as a 4 rank extended organ.
Rebuilt in 1971 by K.R. Davis & Son with renewed console.
Renovated in 1978 by Laurie Pipe Organs with new windchest
Renovated in 1993 by Australian Pipe Organs with new switching. 
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
Photographs Photograph of Paul Hufner making the organ scanned by Megan Rohde from Hufner family records.
Technical documents 
General documents
Supporting information
Document control Original entries B A Clarke & J M S Johnson, Pipe Organs of Tasmania.
Additional information from GAZETTEER OF TASMANIAN PIPE ORGANS
by John Maidment, revised October 2007.
This entry D B Duncan 12 February 2009.
Photograph of Paul Hufner supplied by June Westhoff 25 September 2010.