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04-June-2015
04-June-2015
Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster

In 1902, a square bell tower was designed by the Western Australian architect, J. Talbot Hobbs, and built at a cost of £1129, to contain a set of bells as a memorial to Queen Victoria, who died 22 January 1901.The tower and the treble and tenor bells were dedicated to Queen Victoria.

In 1974 the bells were recast with the heaviest tenor bell weighing 11 cwt. The former tenor bell dedicated to Queen Victoria is now rung as a day bell. The tower was strengthened and the new bells were rededicated by Archbishop Sambell on the 21st December 1975 and rung for the first time on February 4th 1976 to welcome the new Dean, The Very Rev’d Vernon Cornish.

 

Location

Address:Cathedral Avenue, St Georges Cathedral, Perth , 6000
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.955556
Long: 115.860833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Monument Designer:J. Talbot Hobbs (Perth, WA)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 22nd January, 1903
Source: MA
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