St Andrew`s War Memorial Carillon TowerPrint Page
The carillon tower was dedicated as a memorial to those members of St Andrew's community who died in service or were killed in action during World War One. A World War One Honour Board is located in the Tower entry and later memorials have been added.
Prominent Brisbane architect Lange L. Powell designed St Andrew's Presbyterian Church. The Queensland Moderator of the Presbyterian Church set the foundation Stone during St Andrew's golden jubilee celebrations on 24 October 1931. Powell supervised the construction of the church, which was undertaken by building contractor CJ Vandenberg. The Church was opened and dedicated on 3 September 1932. The total cost was reported as more than £12, 000.
The Tower contains a 'Peal of Bells', the largest of which (the tenor bell) bears the symbol of burning bush. The tower bells were manufactured in Maryborough, England, and were donated by Miss Amy Ethel Maud Peirson in memory of deceased members of her family. At the time of its construction St Andrew's reputedly was the first Presbyterian Church in Australia, and one of only seven Presbyterian Churches in the world, to have a carillon.
The dedication of the carillon bells took place on the 17th December 1932. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend J.A.Hunter M.A., B.D. immediate ex-Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in the absence of the Moderator who was ill. The eleven bells are said to be the best in Queensland.
Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 17th December 1932
|Address:||Maryborough & Woongarra Streets, St Andrew`s Uniting Church, Bundaberg, 4670|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -24.867544|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Lange Powell (Architect)|
|Monument Manufacturer:||C.J. Vandenberg|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 3rd September, 1932|