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Private residence, Rockingham

Rockingham Private
The organ in a previous location
note the extended casework

Rockingham Private

Rockingham Private

Name of institution Private residence
Type of institution
Street Address
City Rockingham
State Western Australia
Name of building Private residence
Name of room
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information
Name of contact Rev. R. D. Anderson
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 Free standing
Case description
Placement in room
Builder's name François Delhumeau
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1991
Construction materials
Number of manuals One
Key compasses C,D - ccc
Number of keys
Key material
Pedal compass C,D - d
Number of pedals
Pedalboard type Traditional
Pedalboard material Oak
Type of chests
Type of key action Mechanical tracker
Type of stop action Slides
Couplers Pedal coupled to manual
Console type
Stop label material
General design 17th century South German
Playing aids
Wind pressures 62.5mm
Stop list
Bourdon 8' Stopped Wood
Praestant 4' Tin, C-B half open of wood
Doublette 2' Tin
Sesquialtera II Disc. from c#', 23% tin, 77 % lead
Manual coupler
Total number of stops 4
Total number of ranks 4
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ 2005 sexquialtera added by organ builder H. van Eeken of Herwijnen
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ 2004 moved from the South of France to Katwijk, Netherlands.
2012 moved from Katwijk, Netherlands to Rockingham, WA
Information on current organ The chamber organ was built by the French organ builder François Delhumeau in 1991.
It is built in the South-German baroque style. Originally it served in a Roman Catholic church in the South of France.
It is tuned to Werckmeister III (1691).
It is painted in Faux Marble. The panels were painted by Cor Verboom of Delft (Netherlands).
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ Excellent condition
Other organs by this builder
Technical documents  In The Pipeline article
General documents
Supporting information
Document control This entry 14 Oct 2013 by Bruce Duncan with information provided by Roger Anderson