Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bathurst Carillon

Bathurst Carillon
Although not a true carillon (there is no dynamic control over the striking of the bells - they are struck remotely with equal force) the Bathust carillon is counted as one of three carillons located in Australia. The others are in Canberra and the University of Sydney.

It has 35 bells and was constructed in 1933 as a memorial to the men of Bathurst and District who served in World War One. Doors commemorating both World Wars provide entry to an interior featuring an eternal flame of remembrance.

It was first played regularly by local piano techician, Hector Lupp, who was the official carillonist up until 1945. He also continued to maintain the mechanism for many years until his death in 1989.

Bathust carillon base detail

Bathust carillon base detail

Top detail

Bathurst Carillon top detail

Sources;
- Register of War Memorials
- Hector Lupp - A Son of Bathurst
- Sydney University carillon




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