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Federation Bells : 10-July-2011
Federation Bells : 10-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Federation Bells, are bronze-alloy bells on galvanised-steel poles, commissioned by the Victorian government in 1998 as part of commemorative celebrations for the centenary of Australian Federation in 2001.

The Federation Bells comprises 39 upturned bells of differing sizes, mounted on poles ranging from two to six metres high. The size of each bell determines its pitch, and collectively the pitch ranges over four octaves. Most of the bells are harmonic and very pure in their tone; seven are polytonal, so able to play more than one pitch with a single hammer strike. 



Address:Exhibition Street, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.818732
Long: 144.974179
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1901
Approx. Event End Date:2001
Designer:Neil McLachlan & Anton Hasell in collaboration with Swaney Draper Architects


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th January, 2002
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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