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ORGAN BUILDING IN NEW ZEALAND

1895 - 1930:

A DOCUMENTATION OF CULTURAL CONTEXT

 

VOLUME TWO

PART V

 

ORGANA NOVAE ZEALANDIAE:

ORGANS BUILT IN NEW ZEALAND 1895 - 1930

A DOCUMENTATION

 

 

CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER                                                                                                                                             PAGE

VOLUME TWO

           PREFACE

PART V        ORGANA NOVAE ZEALANDIAE: ORGANS BUILT IN NEW ZEALAND 1895-1930 - A DOCUMENTATION

          [13.]    Addington Methodist St. John's (F. Sandford 1895) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                      17

          1.     Ashburton Anglican St. Stephen's (Croft 1914) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           21

          2.     Auckland Baptist Tabernacle II (Croft 1912-13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         43

          3.     Auckland Exhibition 1898-99 (Croft 1898) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         73

          [21.]    Auckland Higher Thought Temple (Croft 1910) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                       91

          4.     Auckland Methodist Pitt St III (Croft 1911) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          93

          5.     Auckland Presbyterian St. Andrew's II (Croft 1908) . . . . . . . . . . .                                         109

          6.     Auckland Presbyterian St. James' (Croft 1906) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         123

          7.     Auckland Residence Lascelles (Willmette 1895) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        131

          [17.]    Auckland Residence Dr Parke (Parke) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                       137

          8.     Blenheim Anglican Nativity II (Hobday 1905-06) . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        141

          9.     Blenheim Methodist Wesley (Hobday 1905) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         157

          10.   Blenheim Presbyterian St. Andrew's (Hobday 1907) . . . . . . . . . .                                          167

          11.   Brookside Flour Mill Trapnell (Trapnell 1928) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         173

          12.   Cambridge Anglican St. Andrew's (Croft 1898-99) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        175

          13.   Christchurch Exhibition 1895 (F. Sandford 1895) . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         195

          14.   Christchurch Methodist East Belt II (Pearce 1907) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         197

          15.   Christchurch Primitive Methodist (Jenkins? 1900) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          201

          16.   Christchurch Presbyterian Knox III (Jenkins 1903) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         205

          17.   Christchurch Residence Dr Parke (Parke) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                            213

          18.   Cust Anglican St. James' (Pearce 1917) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           215

          19.   Dargaville Anglican Holy Trinity I (Croft 1926) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         221

          [7.]  Devonport Anglican Holy Trinity (Willmette 1895) . . . . . . . . . . .                                         227

          20.   Devonport Presbyterian St. Paul's (Croft 1917) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           231

          21.   Devonport Residence Dr Bennett (Croft 1910) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         241

          22.   Dunedin Congregational Moray Place II (Jenkins 1897) . . . . . . . .                                         249

          23.   Dunedin Methodist Central Mission (Pearce 1913) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         255

          24.   Ellerslie Anglican Christ Church (Croft 1929) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          259

          25.   Ellerslie Residence Cleave (Croft 1916) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          261

          26.   Epsom Anglican St. Andrew's I (Croft 1922) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          267

          27.   Epsom Anglican St. George's (Croft 1930) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          275

          28.   Epsom Presbyterian I (Croft 1909-10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         281

          29.   Epsom Presbyterian II (Croft 1926) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           285

          30.   Feilding Methodist Wesley (Brake 1909) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          291

          31.   Feilding Presbyterian St. Paul's I (Brake 1919-20) . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        325

          32.   Geraldine Residence Berry (Berry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          339

          33.   Gisborne Catholic St. Mary's (Hobday 1918) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          341

          34.   Gisborne Presbyterian St. Andrew's (Croft 1914) . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          343

          35.   Gladstone Anglican All Saints' (Pearce 1921) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         353

          36.   Gonville Anglican St. Peter's (Lawton & Osborne 1929) . . . . . . . .                                        357

          37.   Greenmeadows Catholic Seminary (Tustin? 192?) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          365

          38.   Greymouth Catholic St. Patrick's (Hobday 1900) . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          367

          39.   Greymouth Methodist St. Paul's (Hobday 1915-19) . . . . . . . . . . .                                          371

          40.   Greymouth Presbyterian St. John's (Hobday 1898) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         391

          41.   Hamilton Methodist Central I (Herapath 1914) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           397

          42.   Hamilton Presbyterian St. Andrew's (Croft 1928) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           305

          43.   Hastings Catholic Sacred Heart (Hobday 1907) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          415

          44.   Hastings Methodist Wesley (Pearce 1913) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          423

          45.   Hastings Presbyterian St. Andrew's (Tustin 1919-23) . . . . . . . . . .                                         429

          46.   Havelock North Anglican St. Luke's II (Lawton & Osborne 1927)                                        443

          47.   Hawera Catholic St. Joseph's (Johnson 1895) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          449

          48.   Hawera Methodist (Brake 1913-14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           451

          49.   Hawera Presbyterian St. John's I (Johnson 1900) . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          469

          50.   Hokitika Anglican All Saints' (Hobday 1904) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         477

          51.   Hokitika Methodist St. Paul's (Hobday 1904) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          485

          52.   Invercargill Baptist I (Pearce 1911) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         495

          53.   Invercargill Baptist II (Pearce 1922-23) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         501

          54.   Invercargill Methodist St. Paul's (Pearce 1904) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         507

          55.   Invercargill South Methodist Teviot St (Pearce 1908) . . . . . . . . . .                                        515

          56.   Invercargill Presbyterian Knox (Pearce 1926-28) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        517

          57.   Invercargill Presbyterian St. Paul's I (Pearce 1901) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         529

          58.   Kaikoura Presbyterian St. Paul's (G. Sandford 1899-1900) . . . . . .                                         563

          59.   Khyber Pass Presbyterian St. David's (Croft 1905) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         573

          60.   Kingsland Methodist Trinity (Croft 1923) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         587

          61.   Lincoln Anglican St. Stephen's I (Brake) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          595

          62.   Lincoln Anglican St. Stephen's II (Pearce 1908) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         597

          63.   Linwood Congregational (Jenkins 1911-12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          601

          [139.]  Lower Hutt Methodist (Croft 1901) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                       607

          64.   Lower Hutt Presbyterian Knox (Hobday 1907) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           615

          65.   Maori Hill Presbyterian (Lawton & Osborne 1929) . . . . . . . . . . .                                          623

          66.   Masterton Anglican St. Matthew's (Hobday 1899) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          631

          67.   Masterton Methodist Wesley (Hobday 1914) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          661

          68.   Mornington Anglican St. Mary's I (Litolff Brothers 1902) . . . . . . .                                       671

          69.   Mornington Presbyterian (Jenkins 1894-95) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          675

          70.   Mt Albert Anglican St. Luke's (Willmette 1910) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         679

          71.   Mt Eden Anglican St. Barnabas' (Croft 1903) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         683

          72.   Mt Eden Congregational (Croft 1902) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           693

          73.   Mt Eden Methodist I (Croft 1916) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           699

          74.   Mt Eden Presbyterian Greyfriars (Croft 1927) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          703

          75.   Napier Anglican St. Augustine's (Croft 1923) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           707

          76.   Napier Catholic St. Patrick's (Hobday 1917) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           719

          77.   Nelson Baptist (Brake 1920-24) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         725

           Nelson Catholic St. Mary's (Fincham & Hobday 1895) . . . . . . . . .                                               749

           Nelson Presbyterian Trinity (Fincham & Hobday 1895) . . . . . . . .                                                767

          78.   New Plymouth Anglican St. Mary's II (Croft 1903-05) . . . . . . . . .                                        787

          79.   New Plymouth Methodist Whiteley II (Lawton & Osborne 1927)                                         815

          80.   Newton Catholic St. Benedict's (Croft 1906-07) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         823

          81.   Newtown Anglican St. Thomas' (Hobday 1898) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         837

          82.   Newtown Methodist Trinity (Hobday 1905) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          841

          83.   Newtown Presbyterian St. James' (Tustin 1920) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          849

          84.   Ngamatapouri Anglican St. Hilda's (Smith Brothers 1906) . . . . . .                                         855

          85.   North East Valley Presbyterian St. David's (Pearce 1914) . . . . . . .                                        857

          86.   Northland Methodist Ward Memorial (Brake) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          875

          87.   Oamaru Methodist Wesley (Jenkins 1913) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          879

          88.   Onehunga Presbyterian (Croft 1909) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           883

           Otahuhu College King's Chapel (Lawton 1924-25) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                                893

          89.   Otahuhu Residence Trenwith (Croft 1921-22) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        897

          90.   Palmerston North Anglican All Saints' II (Croft 1929) . . . . . . . . .                                         905

          91.   Palmerston North Anglican St. Peter's (Hobday 1916) . . . . . . . . .                                          915

          92.   Palmerston North Congregational Emmanuel (Hobday 1916) . . .                                          925

          93.   Palmerston North Methodist St. Paul's (Tustin 1925) . . . . . . . . . .                                          929

          94.   Papanui Anglican St. Paul's (Jenkins 1905) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           947

          95.   Papatoetoe Presbyterian St. John's (Croft 1930) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          957

          96.   Parnell Anglican St. Mary's II (Croft 1908-09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         961

          [3.]  Parnell Blind Institute Jubilee (Croft 1898) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         989

          97.   Parnell Presbyterian Knox II (Croft 1909-10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          993

          98.   Parnell Presbyterian Knox III (Croft 1911-12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        999

          99.   Petone Anglican St. Augustine's (Croft 1899-1900) . . . . . . . . . . .                                        1015

          100.     Petone Methodist (Hobday 1915) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1031

          101.     Petone Presbyterian St. David's (Croft 1906) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1039

          102.     Ponsonby Methodist St. John's (Willmette 1903) . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                    1053

          103.     Ponsonby Presbyterian St. Stephen's (Croft 1909) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                    1059

          104.     Ponsonby Unitarian (Croft 1903) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                       1069

          105.     Prebbleton Anglican All Saints' I (F. Sandford 1905) . . . . . . . . .                                     1081

          106.     Remuera Anglican St. Aidan's (Croft 1913) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1085

          [97.]    Remuera Catholic Convent Sacred Heart (Croft 1910) . . . . . . . .                                     1091

          107.     Remuera Methodist St. Paul's I (Croft 1927) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                     1093

          108.     Remuera Presbyterian Somervell Memorial (Croft 1921) . . . . . .                                     1095

          109.     Roslyn Presbyterian II (Hobday 1913) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1103

           Spreydon Methodist (F. Sandford 1894) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                                 1125

          110.     St Albans Anglican St. Matthew's II (Brett 1923) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                     1127

          111.     St Albans Methodist II (Pearce 1907) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1131

          112.     St Clair Congregational (Pearce 1907) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1135

          113.     Suva Presbyterian St. Andrew's (Croft 1908) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1137

          114.     Taihape Anglican St. Margaret's (Hobday 1910) . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                     1151

          115.     Tai Tapu Methodist (Pearce 1922) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                       1153

          116.     Takapuna Anglican St. Peter's (Croft 1921) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1157

          117.     Tauranga Anglican Holy Trinity (Croft 1899) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                     1167

           Temuka Catholic St. Joseph's I (F. Sandford 1894) . . . . . . . . . . .                                                1175

          118.     Temuka Catholic St. Joseph's II (Jenkins 1920) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                    1179

          119.     Thames Methodist (Pearce 1921) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                       1183

          120.     Timaru Catholic Sacred Heart II (Hobday 1912) . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                     1189

          121.     Timaru Catholic Convent Sacred Heart (Hathaway 1904) . . . . . .                                    1197

          122.     Timaru Congregational (Hathaway 1904) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                     1199

          123.     Timaru Methodist Bank Street I (Hathaway 1902) . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1205

          124.     Timaru Methodist Bank Street II (Pearce 1912-13) . . . . . . . . . . .                                     1209

          [123.]  Timaru Methodist Woodlands Street (Hathaway 1902) . . . . . . .                                      1217

          125.     Timaru Presbyterian Trinity (Hobday 1903) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                     1221

          126.     Tuahiwi Anglican St. Stephen's (Sandford 1900) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1243

          127.     Waimate Catholic St. Patrick's (A. A. Hobday 1919) . . . . . . . . .                                      1245

          128.     Waimate Methodist St. Paul's (Hathaway 1912) . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                     1253

          129.     Waimate Presbyterian Knox (Lawton & Osborne 1929) . . . . . . .                                     1263

          130.     Wanganui Collegiate School II & III (Lawton & Osborne 1926) .                                   1271

          131.     Wanganui Methodist Trinity (Pearce 1906-07) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                     1277

           Wanganui Presbyterian St. Paul's (Fincham & Hobday 1894) . . .                                               1297

          132.     Wellington Catholic Sacred Heart (Hobday 1905) . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1335

          133.     Wellington Catholic St. Gerard's (Hobday 1910) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1341

          134.     Wellington Catholic St. Joseph's (Hobday 1897) . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                    1347

           Wellington Catholic St. Mary of the Angels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                                 1355

          135.     Wellington Christian Science (Lawton & Osborne 1930) . . . . . . .                                   1359

          136.     Wellington Exhibition 1896-97 I (Brake & Anderson 1896) . . . . .                                  1361

          137.     Wellington Exhibition 1896-97 II (Croft 1892-96) . . . . . . . . . . . .                                   1363

          138.     Wellington Presbyterian Kent Terrace (Hobday 1906) . . . . . . . .                                     1369

          139.     Wellington Residence Grady (Croft 1901) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1373

          140.     Whangarei Presbyterian St. Andrew's II (Croft 1919-21) . . . . . . .                                   1377

          141.     Woolston Anglican St. John's (Jenkins & Brett 1908-09) . . . . . . .                                   1387

          142.     Woolston Methodist (Pearce 1907-08) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                    1393

          Addendum.    Napier Residence Tombs (Brake 1912-13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                         1399

          Addendum.    Napier Congregational Miller Memorial (Brake 1912-13) . . . . . .                        1401

 

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

 

VOLUME TWO

PART V                   ORGANA NOVAE ZEALANDIAE: ORGANS BUILT IN NEW ZEALAND 1895-1930 - A DOCUMENTATION

Ashburton Anglican St. Stephen's (Croft 1914)

         1.          Organ in north-east chancel chamber 1914 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        20

Auckland Methodist Pitt Street III (Croft 1911)

         2.          Organ at front of church 1911 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          92

Blenheim Anglican Nativity II (Hobday 1905-07)

         3.          Organ in north-east chancel chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         140

Blenheim Presbyterian St. Andrew's (Hobday 1907)

         4.          Organ at front of church 1907 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        166

Christchurch Methodist East Belt II (Pearce 1907)

         5.          Organ at front of church 1907 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        196

Christchurch Presbyterian Knox III (Jenkins 1903)

         6.          Organ at front of church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           204

Devonport Anglican Holy Trinity (Willmette 1895)

         7.          Organ in south-east chancel chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         226

Dunedin Congregational Moray Place II (Jenkins 1897)

         8.          Organ at front of church 1897 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        248

Dunedin Methodist Central Mission Octagon Hall (Pearce 1912)

         9.          Organ at front of Octagon Hall 1913 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         254

Feilding Presbyterian St. Paul's I (Brake 1919-20)

       10.          Unfinished organ at front of church c.1920 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                       324

Gladstone Anglican All Saints' (Pearce 1921)

       11.          Organ in front left-hand corner of chancel 1922? . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        352

Hamilton Methodist Central I (Herapath 1914)

       12.          Organ at front of church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           396

Hastings Methodist Wesley (Pearce 1913)

       13.          Organ at front of church 1915 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        422

Havelock North Anglican St. Luke's II (Lawton & Osborne 1927)

       14.          Organ in north-east chancel chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         442

Hawera Methodist (Brake 1913-14)

       15.          Organ in front left-hand corner of church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        450

Hokitika Methodist St. Paul's (Hobday 1904)

       16.          Organ at front of church 1929 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        484

Invercargill Baptist I (Pearce 1910-11)

       17.          Organ at front of church 1911 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        494

Invercargill Methodist St. Paul's (Pearce 1904)

       18.          Organ at front of church c.1904 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         506

Invercargill Presbyterian St. Paul's I (Pearce 188?-1901)

       19.          Organ at front of church c.1901 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         528

Khyber Pass Presbyterian St. David's (Croft 1905)

       20.          Organ at front of church 1905 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        572

Lower Hutt Presbyterian Knox (Hobday 1907)

       21.          Organ at front of church early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          614

Maori Hill Presbyterian (Lawton & Osborne 1929)

       22.          Organ at front of church 1929 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        622

Masterton Anglican St. Matthew's (Hobday 1899)

       23.          Organ in front left-hand corner of church 1901 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                       629

       24.          Organ in north-east chancel chamber after 1913 . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                       630

Masterton Methodist Wesley (Hobday 1914)

       25.          Organ at front of church c.1920 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         660

Mornington Anglican St. Mary's I (Litolff Brothers 1902)

       26.          Organ in front left-hand corner of church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        670

Nelson Baptist (Brake 1920-24)

       27.          Organ at front of church c.1924 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         724

New Plymouth Methodist Whiteley Memorial II (Lawton & Osborne 1926-27)

       28.          Organ at front of church 1927 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        814

Palmerston North Anglican All Saints' II (Croft 1929)

       29.          Organ in front right-hand corner of church 1929 . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         904

Palmerston North Anglican St. Peter's (Hobday 1914-16)

       30.          Organ in chancel chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                          914

Petone Anglican St. Augustine's (Croft 1899)

       31.          Organ at front of Victoria Street hall c.1900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        1014

Petone Presbyterian St. David's (Croft 1906)

       32.          Organ at front of church before 1948 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         1038

Ponsonby Methodist St. John's (Willmette 1903)

       33.          Organ at front of church 1927. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         1052

Roslyn Presbyterian II (Hobday 1911-13)

       34.          Organ at front of church 1913 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        1102

Temuka Catholic St. Joseph's I (F. Sandford 1894)

       35.          Organ in Sunnyside Hospital chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        1174

Thames Methodist (Pearce 1921)

       36.          Organ at time of installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         1182

Timaru Catholic Sacred Heart II (Hobday 1912)

       37.          Organ in rear gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           1188

Timaru Methodist Bank Street II (Pearce 1912-13)

       38.          Organ at front of church 1913 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        1208

Timaru Presbyterian Trinity (Hobday 1903)

       39.          Organ in front right-hand corner 1903 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         1220

       40.          Organ at front of church c.1930 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         1242

Waimate Presbyterian Knox (Lawton & Osborne 1929)

       41.          Organ at front of church before 1933 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         1262

Wanganui Collegiate School III (Lawton & Osborne 1926)

       42.          Organ in rear gallery 1926 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         1270

Wellington Catholic St. Gerard's (Hobday 1910)

       43.          Organ in front left-hand chamber before 1914 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                      1340

Wellington Exhibition 1896-97 I (Brake & Anderson 1896)

       44.          Possible Wellington Exhibition organ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                       1360

Wellington Exhibition 1896-97 (Croft 1892-96)

       45.          Organ 1897 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                         1362


 

PREFACE

 

            The purpose of this documentation is to bring together as many sources of contemporary information relating to the building of organs in New Zealand to which the writer has had access as possible. It may be used in conjunction with the remainder of this thesis to further illustrate the lives and work of the organ builders (covered in Part IV), and the contexts in which their instruments were built (covered in Parts I to III). Sources relating only to the lives of organ builders are included in Part IV. It may also be used to facilitate further research in related areas.

            Twenty-four of the organs documented here were visited by John Stiller of Australia in 1981-82. Detailed technical and photographic documentations were made of eight of these instruments and presented in folders; three more were prepared. His later Summary Report Footnote includes brief descriptions of these instruments. Relevant extracts from both these sources are included in this documentation, referred to as "Stiller Documentation" and "Stiller Summary" respectively.

        In April 1996 a new source came to light, comprising sixteen folders of correspondence, and numerous plans and drawings, relating to the work of the Christchurch branch of Hill, Norman and Beard (Australia) Propriety Ltd., of Melbourne, covering the years 1932 to the 1950s. Of particular importance here are two reports on the state of pipe organs in the North Island, one dated November 1932 by William Brodie, who was establishing the firm's presence in New Zealand, and the other dating from the next year by Clarence Turner, a Christchurch organist. Turner had contributed a series of articles to a Christchurch newspaper in 1929 on "Early Church Organs in Canterbury," and although he did not include specifications in his report to Brodie as he had done in his previous articles, his notes in both sources have added materially to our knowledge of builders and their work.

Heading Page

            Each documentation is introduced by a heading page, giving essential information about the organ and its location and sources.

            The organs are numbered in bold type according to the alphabetical order of their first locations. The documentations numbered in square brackets relate to subsequent locations of these organs, and are placed according to the alphabetical listing of the subsequent location. Unnumbered documentations are of organs not built in New Zealand between the years 1895 and 1930, but of importance to the history of organ building in New Zealand, and to the lives of New Zealand builders, in this period.

            The names of the locations, printed in bold type, are coded in the following manner: first, the city, town or suburb is named; second, the building is defined as a church (indicated by denomination), convent, school, residence, exhibition or other; third, the proper name of the building is given, such as St. Mary's (if a church), the owner of the residence, the nature of the exhibition, and so on; roman numerals indicate that the instrument is the second or third in that location.

            Important dates of the locations are listed where known under the title "Premises," and use the following abbreviations: FS, foundation stone laid; B, built; O, opened; C, consecrated; D, dedicated. A semicolon divides successive buildings.

            The names of the builders and the year(s) in which the organs were built are recorded in bold type.

            Stop lists are the writer's synopsis of the instruments, and are taken from the nearest sources to the date of opening.

            Opening dates are occasionally followed by lists of important work executed subsequent to opening.

            The photographing of organs and the recording of historic images have not been a significant part of this thesis, and only a few are included.

            Documents are listed by present locations, abbreviations of these (such as TM, Trust Minutes, etc.) are then used to introduce each transcription. Newspapers and periodicals (as well as all other sources) are listed in References at the end of Part IV.

 

Documentations

            The format of the documentations is a slight improvement on that used in Organa Cantuariensia. Footnote The more important differences are: lists of sources are now included in the heading page of each documentation; an abbreviation identifies the source of each transcription; and each transcription is indented, and without quotation marks. Organists are not listed separately, but are occasionally mentioned in annotations.