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The Pipe Organs of Gympie: Acquired during the Gold Rush

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


This talk will feature the four renowned pipe organs that came from some of the best builders in England in the late 1890s. They were ordered by the four major Gympie Churches and are still in use today, remaining basically unaltered.

David Vann started his interest in pipe organ as a student at Brisbane Grammar School. He commenced lessons with Brisbane organist Archie Day, and by the time he left BGS he was the organist at a church at Eagle Junction. He retired from playing on a regular basis when he was the organist and choirmaster of a city church. The history of the organs of Queensland has been a long passion of his and a lot of his research is listed in publications.

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are unable to offer the usual tea and sandwiches; you are welcome to bring your own drink with you. Thank you for understanding.

Booking is essential.


April 14
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


The Royal Historical Society of Queensland


Commissariat Store Museum
115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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