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Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle

Fremantle Maritime Museum

Name of institution Western Australian Maritime Museum
Type of institution Museum
Street Address Cliff Street
City Fremantle
State Western Australia
Postcode 6160
Country Australia
Name of building Western Australian Maritime Museum
Name of room The Shipwreck Gallery
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information The Maritime Museum in Cliff Street, Fremantle, has been renamed the Western Australian Maritime Museum Shipwreck Galleries.
The Shipwreck Galleries are recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere.
The displays in the restored convict-built Commissariat building feature early exploration and shipwrecks along the treacherous coastline as early as the 17th Century, including original timbers from the Dutch VOC ship the Batavia, wrecked in 1629.
Name of contact
Mailing Address
Telephone 08 9431 8444
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 Wurlitzer Company, North Tonawanda, N.Y., U.S.A
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1892
Construction materials
Number of manuals
Key compasses
Number of keys
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action
Type of stop action
Console type
Stop label material
General design
Playing aids
Wind pressures
Stop list


Total number of stops
Total number of ranks 4 ranks, operable by barrels.
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 Used on a merry-go-round on the Fremantle foreshore operated by Percy Wright. 
Presented to Museum by D.G. Miller, Mount Claremont
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photograph of building from Wickipedia
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 23 January 2009.