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St Laurence's Anglican Church First World War Memorial Pipe Organ, Barraba

St Laurence's Anglican Church First World War Memorial Pipe Organ, Barraba
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St Laurence's Anglican Church, Barraba, street view
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Description / Background

The memorial is a magnificent organ, located in St Laurence's Anglican Church in Barraba. It is dedicated to those who served in the First World War.

The organ is constructed of metal and timber. It was originally made by Thomas S. Jones and Sons of England. The firm's name is inscribed on a small plate attached to the organ. The instrument was purchased and donated by Barraba locals Mr and Mrs J.C. Smith. The Bishop of Armidale Dr Wentworth-Shields dedicated the organ on 15 October 1919 (Daily Observer (Tamworth), 1 November 1919). Since then it has been moved around inside the church, or to onsite storage, several times, and was restored in 1992. A detailed account of the history of the organ is available on from the Organ Historical Trust of Australia.

Access to the memorial is restricted to the opening hours of the church.

Inscription

Nameplate

Thos. S. Jones & Sons.
Organ Builders.
Marborough Works.
Upper Holloway.

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Address
St Laurence's Anglican Church
Maude Street
Barraba NSW 2347
Local Government Area
Tamworth Regional Council
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Musical instrument
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1919
Dedication date
15 October 1919
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18