St Andrew's Anglican Church

B. 1867 J.W. Walker, London (job no. 856).
Res. 1956 K.R. Davis. 1 manual, 4 speaking stops, pedal pulldowns, mechanical action


The third and present church on this site was consecrated in May 1872, designed by Harry Conway. The spire was added later and the west wall rebuilt to the designs of Alexander North in 1909 [1].

A small example of the work of J.W. Walker, London, built in 1867 (job number 856), this organ remains largely unaltered apart from the overpainting of the façade pipes and the installation of electric blowing. Some restoration work was carried out in 1956 by Keith Davis, of Launceston, and more recently by Australian Pipe Organs. The Walker ledger book records the following details:

"Neat stained Case (Not varnished send Varnish in Can) - with gilt speaking pipes in front - abt. 12 to 13ft. high - 5 to 6ft. wide & 4ft. deep - Made with best materials & workmanship, & with a view to stand a hot climate - Securely packed in stout Cases - delicate parts in Tin lined Case or Cases & delivered to a Dock in London." [2]

 Open Diapason  8
 Stopd Diapason Bass  8 tone CC-BB
 Stopd Diapason Treble  8 tone TC
 Dulciana  8 TC
 Principal  4


Pedal pulldowns
Trigger swell lever
Mechanical action
Compass: 56/20 (CC-TG) [3]

[1] Dorothea I. Henslowe, Our Heritage of Anglican Churches in Tasmania (Moonah, Tasmania: Mercury Walch, c.1979), p.24

[2] J.W. Walker Ledger Book AA

[3] Specification noted 1970 John Maidment


Photos of church: Trevor Bunning (Dec 2008)