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Private Residence of Mr Peter Myer
Mount Victoria, New South Wales


Crawley UWA Callaway Centre

Pedal Sordun


Name of institution Private Residence of Mr Peter Myer
Type of institution Home
Street Address Jersey Parade
City Mount Victoria
State NSW
Postcode 2786
Name of building
Name of room Music Room
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings The music room was added to the existing home to accommodate the organ
Other location information
Name of contact Peter Myer
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 in music room
Case description White oak in gothic style
Placement in room Floor
Builder's name Pipe Organs of WA
Opus number 6
Date of completion/installation 2005
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 13
Stops are selectable on either manual by 3-way stoplevers
Total number of ranks 7 ranks
Total number of pipes 366
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Built 1987 by Bellsham Pipe Organs (Australia) for the University of Western Australia 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.
The organ is housed in a new music room extension to the existing Myer residence.
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder

Photographs of the organ from Bruce Duncan and Pipe Organs WA

Technical documents
General documents
Supporting information
Document control This entry D B Duncan 27 Nov 2008.
Additional information provided by Graham Devenish 10 Feb 2009.
Additional information and photographs by Bruce Duncan after visiting 29 Aug 2016.