St Alban-the-Martyr Anglican Cathedral
Griffith

1963 J.W. Walker & Sons (2m., 4 rks. + mixture ext., el.mag)





From 2003 OHTA Conference booklet:

St Alban-the-Martyr Church was built in 1955 to the design of Louis Williams and was elevated to the cathedral of the Diocese of the Riverina in 1984. Constructed in cream brick, the building is one of Williams' most successful church designs and can be compared with St John's, Camberwell and St Andrew's, Brighton, both in Melbourne. The main façade incorporates a tower, western arch framing a rose window, and an apsidal baptistery to the right. The interior includes a western gallery, aisled and clerestoried nave (with internal flying buttresses) and spacious sanctuary.

The organ was built in 1963 by J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd, of Ruislip, Middlesex. It is a four- rank model Walker 'Positif' installed in a north chamber opening on to the rear gallery. The firm exported many such instruments to churches throughout Australia and New Zealand and their design was successfully emulated by local builders such as George Fincham & Sons. The instrument incorporates an unenclosed Open Diapason unit, and, within the swell box, Gedeckt, Salicional and Trumpet ranks, and the Mixture.

GREAT
Contra Salicional TC
Open Diapason
Rohr Flute
Salicional
Octave
Stopped Flute
Salicet
Twelfth
Fifteenth
Mixture
Trumpet
Swell to Great

SWELL
Rohr Flute
Salicional
Stopped Flute
Salicet
Nazard
Flautino
Mixture
Double Trumpet
Trumpet
Clarion

PEDAL
Bourdon
Quint
Salicional
Flute
Octave Flute
Trumpet
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal

16
8
8
8
4
4
4
2-2/3
2
III
8



8
8
4
4
2-2/3
2
III
16
8
4


16
10-2/3
8
8
4
8



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TC













compass 6 1/30
electro-magnetic action
temulant (fan-type)
double touch canceller
Great and Pedal combinations coupled

* Gladys Marie Moore, Louis Reginald Williams (thesis submitted for degree of Master of Plnnning and Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning University of Melboune, August 2001).
* Specification supplied Peter Jewkes August 2003.























Photos: Trevor Bunning (Marh 2009)









Three photos above: Mark Quarmby (Oct 2003)