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Trinity College, Perth

Perth Trinity College


Perth Trinity College

Perth Trinity College

Elms Photo: Patrick Elms

Name of institution Trinity College
Type of institution School
Street Address Riverside Drive
City Perth
State Western Australia
Postcode 6000
Country Australia
Name of building Trinity College Chapel
Name of room Chapel
Dates of the building 1962
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information Trinity College has its origins in Christian Brothers’ College, St George’s Terrace Perth, founded by Bishop Mathew Gibney and Brother Ambrose Treacy in 1894.
In 1961, the buildings and land were purchased by the Perth City Council as the site was considered ideal for the construction of a major hotel to be ready for the Empire games. The College was transferred to its present location in 1962 and renamed Trinity College.
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 Central elevated platform
Case description  
Placement in room
Builder's name Lynn Kirkham
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1984
Construction materials
Number of manuals Two (2)
Key compasses
Number of keys 61
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals 32
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Mechanical
Type of stop action Mechanical
Couplers Oberwerk-Hauptwerk, Oberwerk-Pedal, Hauptwerk-Pedal
Console type Integrated drawknob
Stop label material
General design
Playing aids
Divisions    Hauptwerk, Oberwerk, Pedal
Wind pressures Hauptwerk 70mm
Oberwerk 75mm
Pedal 80mm
Stop list
Praestant 8'
Rohrflöte 8'
Octav 4'
Nachthorn 4'
Nasat 2-2/3'
Octav 2'
Hohlflöte 2'
Terz 1-3/5'
Mixtur V-VI
Trompete 8'
Gedackt 8'
Viola da Gamba 8'
Prinzipal 4'
Rohrflöte 4'
Gemshorn 2'
Nasat 1-1/3'
Scharff IV
Krummhorn 8'
Octav Bass 8'
Pommer 8'
Octav 4'
Stillposaune 16'
Total number of stops 23
Total number of ranks 31
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 None
Information on current organ This important organ, of outstandingly high tonal, mechanical and visual quality, was built in 1984 by Lynn Kirkham
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photograph of chapel exterior from Wickipedia
Photograph of organ from OHTA
Technical documents  Details of the church and organ from OHTA Conference Book 2004
General documents Historical detail of the college from Trinity College archives.
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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 18 January 2009.