Photo of the newly refurbished and installed 1906 Frederick Taylor Organ in St Joseph's Catholic Church, Chelsea

Final touches go on to 1906 Taylor organ

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Chelsea Final touches are going on to the newly refurbished 1906 Frederick Taylor organ, newly installed in St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Chelsea. The organ was originally built for Kew Presbyterian Church in 1906, and then relocated to Brunswick Uniting Church in 1996. In its new home at St Joseph’s, it now […]

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Photo of the 1928 Balbiani Organ before its removal from St Francis Xavier, Bowenfels in March

Bowenfells to Carlton – New Home for 1929 Balbiani Bossi organ

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, CarltonWakeley Pipe Organs has been awarded the contract for the refurbishment and relocation of the newly purchased 1929 Balbiani Bossi organ for Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Carlton. The refurbishment will retain its original scrolled tuning and include the installation of a new blower and solid state control system. Originally built […]

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Photo of the newly restored 1885 George Fincham organ in it's new home in St Carthage's Parkville

Fully restored 1885 George Fincham organ to be launched in March

St Carthage’s Catholic Church, ParkvilleThe finishing touches are going on to the fully restored 1885 George Fincham organ, now installed in St Carthage’s, Parkville. Formally in the Williamstown Congregational Church, the organ retains its hand blowing feeders and cone tuning. Mark Nobel has refurbished the oak grained casework and stencilled façade pipes. The organ will […]

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Photo of the 1880 JW Wolff Organ, repaired, relocated and installed by Wakeley Pipe Organs

Historic J.W. Wolff organ to feature in the 2011 Catholic Organ Symposium

St Aloysius’ Catholic Church, North CaulfieldRepairs to the historic 1880 J.W. Wolff organ have now been completed and the instrument installed in St Aloysius, North Caulfield. The organ was blessed on 12th December and will feature in the 2011 Catholic Organ Symposium 26th-30th Jan 2011, with recitals and extemporisations by organists Dom Alban Nunn and […]

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Photo of the 1906 Frederick Taylor organ in the Wakeley Organ Factory during its refurbishment

1906 Frederick Taylor organ to gain new stops

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Chelsea Work continues on the refurbishment of the 1906 Frederick Taylor organ for St Joseph’s, Chelsea. Several new stops are being added and a new solid state control system is being installed. Originally built in 1906 for Kew Presbyterian Church, it was rebuilt in 1960 by Hill, Norman & Beard and […]

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Photo of the Casavant Frères Organ in Hamer Hall before its removal by Wakeley Pipe Organs in August

1979-81 Casavant Frères Organ Now in Storage

Hamer HallOur firm was commissioned for and has completed the dismantling, packing and storage of the 1979-81 Casavant Frères organ Opus 3434 (4 manual 60 stops) from the Hamer Concert Hall in central Melbourne. The Hall and its surrounds are part of the Southbank Cultural Precinct Redevelopment Project, hence the need for the organ to […]

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Photo of the action of the 1880 Wolff Organ to be repaired and installed in St Aloysius, Calfield

1880 J W Wolff Organ Sees Light of Day Again

Action of the 1880 Wolff Organ to be repaired and installed in St Aloysius, Calfield St Aloysius’ Catholic Church, North Caulfield An historic 1880 J W Wolff organ of the utmost significance has been purchased by St Aloysius Church. This instrument was formerly in College Park Congregational Church, Adelaide until 2005 and has been in […]

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Photo of the console of the 1928 'H' model Wurlitzer to be installed in the Gulangyu Organ Museum, Xiamen, China

First theatre organ for China

Gulangyu Organ Museum, Xiamen, ChinaDue to the pending sale of the ìBrightwellî property in Heathcote, Victoria the resident Wurlitzer theatre organ has been purchased for the Gulangyu Organ Museum in Xiamen, China. On 20th October, the final concert was given by USA organist Martin Ellis. The dismantling and packing of the organ commenced the following […]

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Restoration to Original Slider Action underway on 1888 Alfred Fuller Organ

St Mark’s Catholic Church, FawknerWork has commenced on the removal of ‘slider seals’ from the swell & great slider windchests in the historic 1888 Alfred Fuller organ. The parish has taken the step to return the sliders to their original method of operation. New bearers are to be manufactured to suit the original timber sliders. […]

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1872 Hill & Son Organ to Return to its Gallery Home

St Augustine’s Catholic Church, YarravilleOur firm has been awarded the contract to relocate the parish’s historic 1872 Hill & Son organ. The instrument will return to the gallery where it was originally installed, having been moved to the front of the church building in 1970.

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