Virtually in Place

St Francis Xavier Catholic Cathedral, Adelaide  As the refurbishment of the 1927 Casavant Frères instrument nears completion in the Wakeley Organs workshop in Melbourne, hot off the press of Grieve Gillett Dimitty Andersen Architects in Adelaide, the 3D working models of the organ set the scene for its arrival at the Cathedral. The casework is […]

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Photo of the 1886 Alfred Crook organ after restoration in St Mary the Virgin, South Caulfield

Work complete on Historic c1886 Crook Organ

Our firm’s restoration and relocation of the c1886 Alfred Crook organ in the Anglican-Catholic Church of St Mary the Virgin in Caulfield South is now complete. Originally built around 1886 by Crook for his residence in Brunswick, the instrument was later installed in his residence at Lockwood. In 1893, the organ was relocated to the […]

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Photo of the 1886 Alfred Crook original name plate

Restoration to commence on Historic Crook Organ

Our firm is pleased to announce that we are shortly to begin installation of the historic 1886 Alfred Crook organ, formerly of St Peter’s Anglican Church Eaglehawk, in its new home in St Mary the Virgin Anglican Catholic Cathedral in South Caulfield. The organ, originally built by Crook as a house organ for his own […]

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Photo of the 1878 George Fincham organ in St Augustine's Inglewood

Major cleaning and repairs to the 1878 George Fincham organ in Inglewood

St Augustine’s, Inglewood Our firm has completed major cleaning and repairs to the 1878 George Fincham organ in St Augustine’s Anglican Church in Inglewood, an old gold mining town West of Bendigo in regional Victoria. The organ is among the most intact organs in Australia, maintaining its original hand blowing mechanism and cone tuning, with […]

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1929 Balbiani organ sounds splendid in its new home

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carlton We are proud to announce that our firm’s refurbishment, relocation and installation of the 1929 Balbiani organ in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church (attached to the Corpus Christi College) in Carlton is now complete. The work includes a carefully reproduced music desk, in Balbiani style, made from solid walnut. The […]

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Photo of the 1890 Fincham & Hobday organ in Ballarat Uniting Church

New Cornopean and Mixture for Fincham/Taylor organ in Echuca

Ballarat Central Uniting Church Our firm has commenced a major clean and overhaul of the 1890 Fincham & Hobday organ in Ballarat Central Uniting Church. The church’s third organ, it was installed in 1890, rebuilt in 1924 and 1954, and maintains much of its original tonal palette. Christ Church Anglican, Echuca Refurbishment of the 1873 […]

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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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