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Acknowledgement and Thanks to the following who have made significant and/or important donations to the SIOC archives.

Mr Arthur Hughes

Mr Hans de Ridder

Mr John Scott

Mr Roy Tankersley

Rev. Dr. Ross Wards





Hill, Norman & Beard - Christchurch

Correspondence Files 1920's - 1950's - indexed

Drawings and plans 1920's - 1950's - indexed


South Island Organ Company

Correspondence Files                                                                       1968 - Present

Plans, Drawings and Soundboard Rubbings                                    1968 - Present

Workshop files                                                                                   1968 - Present

Photographs and digital images                                                         1968 - Present

Audio visual documentation of restoration work                               1990 - Present


J. Strachan

Work Books                                                                                          1960's - 1970's

Miscellaneous Plans                                                                            1960's - 1970's








AINSLIE, Trish & GARWOOD, Roger, Fremantle, Life in the Port City (1994)

ALINGTON, Margaret & MURRAY-OLIVER, Tony Old St. Paul’s Wellington (1988)

ALINGTON, Margaret & William, Old St. Paul’s Wellington A pictorial Record (1968)

ALL SAINT’S ANGLICAN CHURCH PALMERSTON NORTH, Jubilee 1914-1964 All Saint’s Church Palmerston North

AMBROSINO, Jonathan ed., Cleveland. A town of good organs, A profitable place to visit (2009)

AMBROSINO, Jonathan ed., Organ Historical Society 2006 Organ Atlas, Capital District Region, New York State (2006)

AMPT, Robert, The Sydney Town Hall Organ, William Hill & Son’s Magnum Opus (1999)

An Organist, A few notes concerning Organs (1887)                     

Anon., 125 Jahre Klais (2007)                                                           

Anon., 150 Jahre - Aug. Laukhuff Weikersheim                            

Anon., 34th National Congress New Zealand Association of Organists. Queens Birthday Weekend 1996. Dunedin (1996)

Anon., A Century of Oblate Ministry - Introducing the Fremantle Icon Tapestry - St. Patrick’s Church Fremantle (1994)

Anon., A description of the Grand Organ in the Town Hall, Leeds, built by Messrs Gray & Davison, London (1870)

Anon., A history of the pipe Organ of St’ Mark’s Anglican Church, Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand

Anon., A Plain Statement... or some Important facts concerning the building of Organs

Anon., A Reed Pipe Organ

Anon., A short account of the Grand Organ Alexandra Palace as restored by Messrs Willis & Son Ltd.

Anon., A symposium to celebrate the redirection of the 1866 Koehnken & Co. Organ

Anon., A.G.O. Boston. General Programme for the Mid-Winter Conclave of the American Guild of Organists. December 27-29 1967 (1967)

Anon., All about Furniture Repairing

Anon., All Saint’s Cathedral Organ - Brief History of the 3 manual organ (1986)

Anon., All Souls Clevedon (Pamphlet)

Anon., American Guild of Organists Centennial Convention, 1996

Anon., Architectural Heritage (1986)                                                

Anon., Architectural Heritage (1986)                                                

Anon., Architecture of Music - Disposition Stoplist

Anon., Armonium delmarco Harmonium Builders

Anon., Aug. Laukhaff - Orgelteile (1987)                                         

Anon., Australian Wood Review

Anon., Bath Abbey Klais Organ 1997 (1997)                                  

Anon., Bevington List - Organs sent to Australia and New Zealand

Anon., Blackwell’s Music Library Services Books on Music Catalogue (1990)

Anon., Casavant Freres (Brochure)

Anon., Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson

Anon., Craighead Diocesan School Chronicle, Timaru, April 1971 # 50. (1971)

Anon., De Orgelvriend

Anon., Der neue Klais orgel im Auditorum maximum der Ruhr Universitat Bochum

Anon., Die Klais orgel in der St. Hedwigs Kathedral zu Berlin

Anon., Die neue Schwalbennest - Orgel im Kölner Dom (1998)

Anon., Domorgal St. Stephens

Anon., Durham Cathedral & others by Harrison & Harrison

Anon., Easy to make furniture

Anon., Equinox - The magazine of Canadian Discovery March / April Vol.1990 Vol 9 no. 2 (1988)

Anon., Erloserkirke Bad Homberg v.d. Hohe - Sauer Orgel Opus 1020 (1993)

Anon., Estay Organ Museum

Anon., Flentrop Orgelbouw

Anon., Furniture New Zealand - January . February 1999

Anon., Furniture New Zealand - July / August 1998

Anon., Furniture New Zealand - March / April 1999

Anon., Furniture New Zealand - May / June 1999

Anon., Furniture New Zealand - November / December 1997

Anon., Furniture New Zealand - November / December 1998

Anon., Furniture New Zealand - September / October 1998

Anon., Goulburn Cathedral - A guide (1984)                                  

Anon., Grand Concert Organ Aikman Hall - Haileybury

Anon., Gulbransen Service Manual. (reprint)

Anon., Haileybury Klais Organ 1998 (1998)                                   

Anon., Historic Organ Morman Tabernacle Salt Lake City

Anon., Historical Pilgrimage - Congregational Emanuel of the City of New York (1995)

Anon., Hobday Organ Centenary 1900-2000 St. Patrick’s Church Greymouth 7-8 October 2000

Anon., Hubbard Harpsichords Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments (1985)

Anon., In Memoriam - Feike Asma 21 April 1912 - 18 December 1984

Anon., Inaugural Concert on the Christie Theatre Pipe Organ - 24 November 1975

Anon., John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, Mirabooka, Western Australia

Anon., Keates - Geissler: Custom built Pipe Organs

Anon., Klang welten Die neue Klais-Orgel im Auditorium maximm der Ruhr universatat Bochum (1998)

Anon., Klingende Schatze: Orgel-Land zwifchen Elbe und Wefer (1958)

Anon., Knox Church, Dedication of Organ, April 1974 (1974)     

Anon., L’orgue de la Colegiale Sainte - Gertrude á Nivelles 1986 (1986)

Anon., Les Novellas Orgues De La Cathedral Saint Pierre, Geneve

Anon., Letter from Keates - Geissler Pipe Organ Limited

Anon., Lindholm Catalogue

Anon., Moore & Wright Ltd - Catalogue No. 59

Anon., N.P. Manders Ltd Organbuilding

Anon., National Pipe Organ Register - County Shortlist August 1993 (1993)

Anon., National Trust Restoration Appeal. 1898 - 1900 George Fincham Organ St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, West Melbourne

Anon., Newington College - Inaugural Recital Programme

Anon., Nicholson Pipe Organ Building Malvern England (Brochure) (1993)

Anon., Norma Revival Dinner Concert 24 October 1990 Programme

Anon., O.M.I. - The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate 1994 (1994)

Anon., Organ Blowing. A catalogue of Organ-Blowing Machinery manufactured by Watkin & Watkin Engineering Specialists and Inventors (1930)

Anon., Organ Craft

Anon., Orgues Letourneau Ltd

Anon., Orgues Letourneau Ltee Letters

Anon., Plates - Organ Building

Anon., Powersaws and Planers - Fine Woodworking

Anon., Precision and Hand Tools

Anon., Quebec Economique International Vol. 5 no. 1 Spring 1987 (1987)

Anon., Re-Union Souvenir Union Church Methodist Choir October 16th & 18th 1938 (1938)

Anon., Saint Matthew's in-the-City Auckland, New Zealand. A guide to the Architecture

Anon., School Journal - Part 3 Number Two 1985 (1985)            

Anon., School Journal, Part 3 Number 2 1985 (1985)                  

Anon., Sesquicentenary Organ Festival Sydney Grammar School Aug-Sept 2004

Anon., South Australia Gazette 1974 (1974)                                   

Anon., South Canterbury Historical Guide (1991)                          

Anon., Spindle Turning - Fine Woodworking

Anon., St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Indooroopilly 1889-1989 (Pamphlet)

Anon., St. Andrew’s Cathedral School - The Michael K. Deasey Organ Scholarship

Anon., St. Asaph Cathedral Organ Restoration Appeal (1995)   

Anon., St. George’s Cathedral, Perth, 14 May 1995, Easter IV Order of Service

Anon., St. John’s Church, Toorak - Thomas Heywood 1997 Concert Series

Anon., St. Joseph’s Dunedin. Liturgical Blessing of the rebuilt organ. 1 June 1976

Anon., St. Patrick’s Cathedral Centennial Celebrations (Pamphlet) (1997)

Anon., St. Paul’s Cathedral Dunedin - Visitors Guide

Anon., St. Paul’s Glenmark 1906 - 2006

Anon., St. Paul’s Trinity Pacific Presbyterian Church Memorial Programme (1991)

Anon., Sterling 1994 Craftsman Book Catalogue

Anon., Sunset Woodworking Projects

Anon., Technical School Organbuilding notes (In Dutch)

Anon., Technology 1905 - 1930

Anon., The Blessing of the Restored Organ of St. Peter’s, Temuka (1987)

Anon., The Cathedral Organ, Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch

Anon., The Church of St. Patrick’s Fremantle

Anon., The complete Gulbransen Action

Anon., The Festival of the most distinguished order of St. Michael & St. George

Anon., The Frank Paton Memorial Uniting Church 1915-1990

Anon., The Frank Paton Memorial Uniting Church, Deepdene 1915 - 1990. 75th Anniversary 16th September 1990 - Order of Service (1990)

Anon., The Goldfields - Victoria, Australia (2004)                          

Anon., The Grand Organ - Alexandra Palace (1930)                    

Anon., The Grand Organ in the Town Hall, Leeds

Anon., The Handing over and dedication of the Hobday Organ for the Chapel of St. John of G-d, Halswell (2005)

Anon., The Organ in Norwich Cathedral

Anon., The organ of Guildford Cathedral

Anon., The Organ, York Minster

Anon., The Organs of Pilgrim Church, Adelaide

Anon., The Organs of St. Patrick’s Basilica, Fremantle, Western Australia

Anon., The parish church of St. James King St. Sydney 24 September 1995 (1995)

Anon., The Royal Festival Hall Organ - A symposium (1954)     

Anon., The Story of New Norcia (1991)                                            

Anon., The Sydney Organ Journal - Vol. 33 No. 1 Summer 2001-02

Anon., This Australia - History, Heritage and Happenings

Anon., TLA - Tuning Set CTS-5

Anon., Tools and Machining - Kennedy’s Ltd

Anon., Urkurakentamor Orgelbygeri Matti Erola Oy (1973)          

Anon., Viceplate Turning - Fine Woodworking

Anon., Wood Turning made easy

Anon., Frauenkirche Dresden Church Guide (2005)

ANDERSEN, Paul Gerhard, Organ Building & Design (1969)     

AUDSLEY, George Ashdown, The Art of Organ Building - Volume I

AUDSLEY, George Ashdown, The Art of Organ Building - Volume II

AUDSLEY, George Ashdown, The Temple of Tone (1925)         

AULT, H. F., The Centennial History of the All Saint’s Parish, Nelson 1862 - 1962 (1962)

BAHL, Gilbert, Music Boxes, The Collector’s Guide to selecting, restoring and enjoying new and vintage Music Boxes (1993)

BAKER, David, The Organ. A brief history to its construction, history, usage and music (1991)

BAKER, Maurice, Alfred Hathaway (Organ News)

BALZ, Dr. Hans Martin, Restaurierung und Rekonstruktion der historischen Sauer-orgel in der Erlöserkirche zu Bad Homberg vor der Höhe-Förster & Nicolaus orgelbau

BARNES, Alan & RENSHAW, Martin, The Life and Works of John Snetzler (1994)

BARNES, William Harrison, The Contemporary American Organ. Its evolution, design and construction (1937 3rd ed.)

BARNES, William Harrison, The Contemporary American Organ. Its evolution, design and construction (1933 2nd ed.)

BARNES, William Harrison, The Contemporary American Organ. Its evolution, design and construction (1964 8th ed.)

BARNES, William Harrison, The Contemporary American Organ. Its evolution, design and construction (1964 8th ed.)

BARON, John, Scudamore Organs

BAUMGARTEN, Paul A., The Great Organ at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. A plan for Restoration (1992)

BEDOS, Francois, Dom Bedos Text & Dom Bedos Plates

BEDWELL, G.C., The Evolution of the Organ (1907)                   

BIASI, Dr. Fr., Heldenorgel Kufstein (1969)                                    

BICKNELL, Bernard, The Organ and Organists of Christchurch Cathedral (1986)

BICKNELL, Stephen, The History of the English Organ (1996)   

BICKNELL, Stephen, J. S. Bach and the Organ - Some Neglected Threads

BONAVIA-HUNT, Noel A., The Church Organ. An introduction to the study of Modern Organ Building (1920)

BONAVIA-HUNT, Noel A., The Modern British Organ (New and revised ed.)

BONAVIA-HUNT, Noel A., The Modern British Organ (New and revised ed.)

BONAVIA-HUNT, Noel A., The Organ of Tradition or it’s imitation? (1939)

BONAVIA-HUNT, Rev. Noel A., Studies in Organ Tone (1914)    

BRESSEA, Ernest, Deum Laudate Chordis Cymbalis, tibiis, tympanis, et organis sonoris: Historie van de orgels in de Grote Kerk te Wijk bij Duurstede

BRIDGEWATER, Alan & BRIDGEWATER, Gill, Folk Art Woodcarving

BRIGGS, G.A., Musical Instruments and Audio (1965 1st ed.)

BRIGGS. G. A., Audio and Acoustics (1963 1st ed.)

BRIGHTMAN, Max ed., The Organ and Organists of St. Luke’s Anglican Church Toowoomba (1995)

BRISAY, A. C. Delacorr De, The Organ and its music (1934)      

BROADHOUSE, John, The Organ Viewed from Within

BRUNNER, Raymond J., “That Ingenious Business” Pennsylvania German Organ Builders

BUCHANAN, John H, Hobday at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Blenheim (2007)

BUCK, Dudley, The Influence of the Organ in History (1882)      

CARPENTER, Edward, Westminster Abbey (1971)                      

Casavant-Fréres Ltd, Continuo

Casavant-Fréres Ltd, Mechanical Action

Casavant-Fréres Ltd, The Small Pipe Organ

CASSON, Thomas, Pedal Organ: Its History, Design and Control (1905)

CASSON, Thomas, The Modern Organ (1883)

CELLIER, Alexandre, L’Orgue Moderne (1925)

CHESHIRE, David, The complete Book of Video (1990)

CHING, James, The Amateur Pianist’s Companion (1956)

CLARK, B.A. & JOHNSON, J.M.S., Pipe Organs of Tasmania (Revised) (1981)

CLARK, Brian & JOHNSON, Michael, Pipe Organs of Tasmania (2002 3rd ed.)

CLUTTON, Cecil, The Organ in St. Paul’s Cathedral

CLUTTON, Cecil & NILAND, Austin, The British Organ (1963)    

CLUTTON, Cecil & NILAND, Austin, The British Organ - Revised and enlarged (1982 2nd ed.)

CLUTTON, Cecil & NILAND, Austin, The British Organ (1963)    

COLLINS, A.T., Complete Practical Woodworking

COOPER, Austin, A little by Ourselves. Oblates of Mary Immaculate Australia 1894 - 1994 (1994)

COWLEY, Russell, Organ Glossary (1993)                                     

COX, Michael A., Dissertation 2000. A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Arts of the University of Waikato (2000)    

COX, Michael A., St. Mark’s Anglican Church Basin Reserve Wellington - A history of the Pipe Organ (1997)

COX, Michael A., St. Mark’s Anglican Church Basin Reserve Wellington - A history of the Pipe Organ (2006)

COX, Michael A., St. Mark’s Anglican Church Basin Reserve Wellington - A history of the Pipe Organ (2006)

COX, Michael A., Wellington City Organ. A century of music making (2007)

COX, Michael A., Wellington City Organ. A century of music making (2007)

DAVIDSON, Murray, An Historical Account of the Pipe Organ in St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Kaikoura (2002)

DeRIDDER, Hans, The Organ Art in the Netherlands

DICKSON, W.E., Practical Organbuilding (1882 2nd ed.)

DODGSHUN, John, A centenary history of the 1902 Gray & Davison organ in the Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Christchurch (2003)

DONAHUE, Thomas, A guide to musical temperment (2005)     

DONAHUE, Thomas, The Modern Classical Organ (1991)         

DOSCHER Barbara M., The Functional Unity of the singing voice (1988)

DOUGLAS, Alan, An Electronic Organ for the Home Constructor (1958)

DOUGLAS, Alan, The Electronic Musical Instrument Manual - A guide to theory and design (1957 3rd ed.)

DOUGLASS, Fenner, Caville-Coll and the French Romantic Tradition (1999 new & expanded ed.)

DUGINSKE, Mark, Bandsaw Handbook

EDWARDS, ALAN, Wesley Methodist Church South Dunedin (Programme)

EDWARDS, C.A., Organs and Organ Building (1881)                 

EICKE, A., Bilderbuch Picture Book (2 copies) (1996)                 

ELLIS, Martin & LLOYD-WEBBER, W. S., The Organs of the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster (1970)

ELLISON, Thomas, Organs and Tuning: A practical Handbook for Organists

ELVIN, Lawrence, Bishop and Son. Organ Builders. The Story of J. C. Bishop and his successors. (2 copies) (1984)

ELVIN, Lawrence, Family Enterprise. The story of some North Country Organ Builders (1986)

ELVIN, Lawrence, Forster and Andrews Organ Builders 1843 - 1956. A chapter in English Organ Building (1968)

ELVIN, Lawrence, Forster and Andrews Their Barrel, Chamber and Small Church Organs. A Companion volume to Forster and Andrews Organ Builders. (2 copies) (1976)

ELVIN, Lawrence, The Harrison Story. Harrison & Harrison, Organ Builders, Durham (1973)

ELVIN, Lawrence, Organ Blowing. It’s history and Development (1971)

FANTEL, Hans, The True Sound of Music (1972)

FARMER, Henry George, The Organ of the Ancients from Eastern Sources (Hebrew, Syriac and Arabic) (1931)

FEAVER, Canon D. R., St. Albans Cathedral (1970)

FELL, Martin, The Organ of the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster

FISCHER, J. C., Piano Tuning (1978 Reprint)

FLINT, Edward W., The Newberry Memorial Organ at Yale University (1930)

FOLEY, John, Of Grace and Majesty The History of St. Patrick’s Basilica Waimate 1909-2009 (2009)

FOORT, Reginald, The Cinema Organ (1932)

FOX, David H., Robert Hope-Jones (1992)                                    

FRANKLIN, Eric, Soldering, Braising and Welding

FREEMAN, Andrew, Church Organs and Organ Cases

FREEMAN, Andrew, English Organ Cases (1921)                        

FREEMAN, Andrew, English Organ Cases (1921)                        

FREEMAN, Andrew, Father Smith otherwise Bernard Schmidt, being an account of a Seventeenth Century organ Maker. (1926)

FREEMAN, Andrew / WESTERBY, Herbert / BEDART, G. / BURNS, John ,Dictionary of Organs and Organists (1921 2nd ed.)

GELLERMAN, Robert R. ,Gellerman’s International Reed Organ Atlas Second Edition (1998 2nd ed.)

GILLON, Edmund V. jnr. ,Victorian Stencils for Design and Decoration

GIVENS, Larry ,Rebuilding the player piano (1963 5th printing 1969)

GLATTER-GOTZ, Christoph ,Rieger Orgelbau (1995)

GOODY, L. J. ,Martin Griver - Second Catholic Bishop of Perth (1814 - 1886) (1986)

GRACE, Harvey ,The complete Organist (1947 3rd Impression)

GRAFTON, Carol Belanger ,Authentic Victorian Stencil Designs

GREENFIELD, L. H. ,Centennial Holy Trinity Church Gore 1881-1981 (1981)

GRIGGS, Ian C ,One Hundred and Thirty Years of Organ Music in St. John’s Anglican Church Darlinghurst N.S.W. (1997)

GUEST, Douglas ,A short history of the Organs of Westminster Abbey (1970)

GWYNN, Dominic ,Historic Organ Conservation. A practical introduction to process and planning (2001)

HAMEL, M., Facteur D’Orgues (1849 2nd ed.)

HAMEL, M., Facteur D’Orgues (1849 3rd ed.)

HAMEL, M., Facteur D’Orgues (1849)

HAMILTON, Robert & ENGLISH, John, The Small Business Book

HARGRAVES, John, The Fincham Way

HARRIS, Anthony, The Beauty of Your House - the Nelson Catholic Parish 1844 - 1994 (1994)

HAYWARD, Charles, Charles Hayward’s Carpentry Book

HAYWARD, Charles H., Polishing and Staining

HAYWARD, Charles H., The Complete Book of Woodwork

HAYWARD, Charles H., Woodworking Joints

HEAD, Alison & LOXTON, Nell, The Frank Paton Memorial Uniting Church, Deepdene 1915 - 1990. 75th Anniversary 16th September 1990 (1990)

HIELSCHER, Hans Uwe, 46. Orgelstudienahrt 26-30 Sept. 2004 Bodensee

HIELSCHER, Hans Uwe, Die Orgel der Marktkirche Wiesbaden (1990)

HIELSCHER, Hans Uwe, 46 Orgelstudienfahrt Bedensee (2004)

HIELSCHER, Hans Uwe, Die Orgel der Marktkirche Wiesbaden (2000)

HIGGINBOTTOM, Marie & Michael, G. M. Holdich 1816-1896 Organ Builder (2003)

HINTON, J.W., Modern Organ Construction

HINTON, J.W., Organ Construction (1910 3rd ed. revised and enlarged)

HINTON, J.W., Story of the Electric Organ (1909)                          

HIRST, Brian, Just a box of Whistles (2001)                                   

HOFMANN, Renate, Ein Hauch-ein Ton. Bilker von Entstehen der neuen Klais-Orgel im Kolner Dom - A breath - A tone. The new Klais organ in the Cologne Cathedral. Pictures of its creation (1999)

HOPKINS, Edward J., The Organ: It’s History and Construction (3rd ed.)

HOPKINS, Edward J. & RIMBAULT, Edward F., The Organ: It’s Construction and History (1877 3rd ed.)

HOULIHAN, P., St. Patrick’s Basilica Oamaru Centenial 1894-1994 (1994)

HUGHES, Rosemary, The Vincent Novello Memorial Organ in Westminster Abbey

HUGHES, Thos. E., The Organ, College of Technology, Manchester (1930)

HURÉ, Jean, L’es thetique De L’Orgue (1923)

HURFORD, Peter, Making Music on the Organ (1988)                

HURFORD, Peter, The organs of St. Albans Abbey (1969 3rd ed.)

INNES, Jocasta, Paintability

JACKSON, Albert & DAY, David, Woodworker’s Manual

JACKSON, Dr. Frances, The Organ York Minster (1974)

The John Church Co., Organ Voicing and Tuning: A guide to Amateurs (1881)

JOHNSTONE, Kenneth I., The Armley Schulze Organ (1968)     

JONGEPIER, Jan, Het Gideon Bätz-Orgel Purmerend (1980)    

JORGENSEN, Owen H., Tuning - The Perfection of Eighteenth Century Temperment - The lost Art of the Nineteenth Century Temperment and the Science of Equal Temperment (1991)

JUNCHEN, David L., Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ Vol. I (1985)

JUNCHEN, David L., Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ Vol. II (1989)

KAUFMANN, Preston J., Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ Vol. III (1995)

KEIJZES, Arie, Doelen Orgel

KENT, Russell N., Pipe Organs at Terrace, a short history (1970)

KINSELA, Joseph, St. Andrew’s Church. Braidwood. A Gargoyle Guidebook (1992)

KIRCHER, Godfrey, Cathedral Guide - St. Paul’s Melbourne (1972 4th ed.)

Klais Orgelbau, Architecture of Music picture book(2005)           

Klais Orgelbau, Architecture of Music stop list(2005)                   

KLAIS, Hans Gerd & KLAIS, Philipp, The siting and planning of Organs / Design principles in the planning of organ cases (1990)

KLAIS, Philip, Orgelbau Klais Bonn Klais organs in concert halls (1998)

KLOTZ, Hans (Translated Gerhard KRAPF), The Organ Handbook (1969)

KNOCK, Nicholaas Arnold, Dispositien der merkwaardigste Kerk Orgelen welken in de Provincie Friesland, Groningen et Elders (1959)

LABRUM, Jocelynne & BOURNE, George, A hurdy-gurdy in church. A history of the organ of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. Wanganui (1994)

LAHEE, Henry C., The Organ and its masters(1909)                   

LAURENSON, Helen, In this familiar place. The Mt Eden Village Methodist Church Centenary 1899-1999 (1999)

LEVASSEUR, Len & PINEL, Stephen L., Organ Historical Trust of Australia: Australian Pipe Organ Preservation Standards (1992)

LEWIS, Walter & LEWIS, Thomas, Modern Organ Building (1911 1st ed.)

LEWIS, Walter & LEWIS, Thomas, Modern Organ Building (1923 2nd ed.)

LEWIS, Walter & LEWIS, Thomas, Modern Organ Building (enlarged) (1939 3rd ed.)

LEWIS, Walter & LEWIS, Thomas, Modern Organ Building (enlarged) (1956 3rd reprint)

LOCHER, Carl (Translated SCHAVENBURG, Agnes), Organ Stops. An explanation of the organ stops with hints for effective combinations (1888)

LOON, Hendrik Willen van, The Life and times of J.S. Bach (1944)

MacRORY, Edmund & MacKENZIE, M, Notes on the Temple Organ (1911 3rd ed.)

MAHRENHOLTZ, Christhard tr. WILLIAMS, Andrew H., The calculation of organ pipe scales from the Middle Ages to the Mid-nineteenth century.(1975 reprinted1968)                                                                        

MAHRENHOLTZ, Christhard tr. WILLIAMS, Andrew H., The calculation of organ pipe scales from the Middle Ages to the Mid-nineteenth century.(1975 reprinted 1968)                                                                       

MAIDMENT, John, Gazetter of New South Wales Pipe Organs and those of Australian Capital Territory and Norfolk Island (1981

MAIDMENT, John, Gazetter of Tasmanian Pipe Organs (1971 reprint 1977)

MAIDMENT, John, Gazetter of Victorian Pipe Organs (1970 reprint 1976)

MATTHEWS, Betty, The Organs and Organists of Salisbury Cathedral

MATTHEWS, Betty, The Organs and Organists of Winchester Cathedral

MATTHEWS, E. N., Colonial Organs and Organbuilders (1969)

MATTHEWS, J., A handbook of the Organ

McLINTOCK, Robert, Some of our Organs Past and Present (2005)

MEIKLEJOHN, John. B, Pipe Organs of Dunedin(1983)              

MEYRICK-ROBERTS, R, The Organ at Liverpool Cathedral (1929)

MICHAEL, O.A. & PRICE, G.A., Centennial History, The Parish of St. John the Baptist, Christchurch 1864 - 1964

MICHAELS, Adrian, International Transistor Equivalents Guides

MILLER, George Laing, The Recent Revolution in Organ Building (1909)

MITCHELL, Mrs./ LAWS, Rev. W. R. et.al., Looking Backwards Looking Forwards Sixtieth Anniversary: 1887-1947 (1947)

MONETTE, L. G., The Art of Organ Voicing

MOORE, Dallas, Old St. Paul’s, the First Hundred Years (1970)

MURRAY, Dom. Gregory, Gregorian Rhythm

music Catalogue, Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger

NAYLOR, Bruce, Gazetteer of South Australian Pipe Organs (1974)

NELSON, Samuel, Draughtsmanship for Secondary Schools

The New Zealand Organ Preservation Trust, Gazetteer of New Zealand Pipe Organs - Part One, the South Island (1996)

The New Zealand Organ Preservation Trust, Gazetteer of New Zealand Pipe Organs - Part Two, the North Island (1997)

New Zealand Organist’s Association, 10th Congress of Organists, Auckland 5-7 June 1971 (1971)

NEWTON, Ronald G., Hobday

NEWTON, Ronald G., The Pre-Raphaelite Pipe Dream: The influence of Ecclesiological Movement on Pipe Organ Design in Canterbury

NEWTON, Ronald G., Organa Canturiensia: Organs in Canterbury New Zealand 1850 - 1885 (1992)

NICHOLL, Bobbie, Feilding to Oroua An updated history of Anglican Worship in the Parishes of Feilding and Oroua 1952-2007

NILAND, Austin, Introduction to the Organ

NORMAN, Herbert & NORMAN, H. John, The Organ Today (1980)

NORMAN, Herbert & NORMAN, H. John, The Organ Today (1966 2nd imp.)

NORMAN, John, The Organs of Britain. An appreciation and Gazetteer (1984)

NOTHNAGLE, Alan Lloyd trans., The Dresden Frauenkirche (2005)

OCHSE, Orpha., The History of the Organ in the United States (1988)

OGASAPIAN, John / HUNTINGTON, Scot L. / LEVASSEUR, Len / ORR, N Lee, Litterae Organi: Essays in Honor of Barbara Owen.

ORD-HUME, Arthur W. S. G., Harmonium, the History of the Reed Organ and its Makers (1986)

OWEN, Barbara, The Morman Tabernacle Organ, “An American Classic” (1990)

OWEN, R.E., Carpentry in New Zealand

OWEN, R.E., Plumbing in New Zealand

PADGHAM, Charles A., The Well Tempered Organ

PAGET, Rev. Gordon, The organ in Norwich Cathedral(1942)   

PAINE, Frank, An exultation of organs(2007)                                

PEARCE, Angur translater, Kreuzkirche Dresden(1994)             

PEARCE, Charles W., The Evolution of the Pedal Organ and matters connected therewith (1927)

PENFOLD, R.A., How to design and make your own PCBs

PENNY, Graham C, A short history of Halswell (2006 2007 reprint)

PERKINS, Jocelyn, The Organs & Bells of Westminster Abbey (1937)

Proceedings of the Milan Conference on music and classical aesthetics, A revolution in Musical Tuning has begun. International Campaign to set standard, scientific pitch at A= 432 (C=256)

PURVES, Frederick, The Stereo Sound Book(1960)                  

R.W.B., John Compton: Organ Builder and Inventor(1931)        

REBLITZ, Arthur, Player Piano Servicing and Rebuilding (1985)

REBLITZ, Arthur A., Piano Servicing Tuning and Rebuilding for the Professional, the Student, the Hobbyist (1993 2nd ed.)

REHN, Wolfgang, Dokumentation von orgel restaurierungen

REID, Hilary F., St. Mark’s Remuera 1874 - 1981(1982)              

RENTON, R.N., Telecommunication Principles

RHYS, Stephen & PALMER, King, ABC of Church Music (1967)

RIEDEL, Friedrich W., Der Neue Chororgel in der Abteikirche Maria Laach (Ars Organi 47Jhg Heft 1 Marz 1999) (1999)

RIMBAULT, Edward F., The Early English Organ Builders and their work (1933)

RITCHIE, Kathy Fillon, Stencilling

ROBERTSON, F.E., A Practical Treatise on Organ Building

ROBERTSON, F.E., Practical Treatise on Organ Building - Plates

ROSE, Barry, The Organs of Guilford Cathedral

ROSS. Margaret, A church that is set on the hill. St. John’s Rosyln A centenial History (1980)

ROWNTREE, John P. & BRENNAN, John F., The Classical Organ in Britain 1955 - 1974 (1975)

RUSHWORTH, Graham D., A Supplement to Historic Organs of New South Wales (2006)

RUSHWORTH, Graham D., Historic Organs of New South Wales (1988)

RUTTER, Chris, Year 13 Physics Course Manual

RYDER, Kenneth, The Organ, St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich (1984)

St. Mary of the Angels, The Story of the Faith in Wellington Central (1959)

SALMOND, Jeremy, Old New Zealand Houses 1800 - 1940

SCHWARZ, Herausgegeben von Besthold, 500 Jahre Orgeln in Berliner Evangalischen Kirchen Band 1/2 (1991)

SEIDEL, J.J., The Organ and its Construction. A systematic handbook for organists, organ builders, &c. (1855 2nd ed.)

SHEARER, A.R., Joinery (Part I) - The New Zealand Technical Correspondence Institute.

SHEARER, A.R., Joinery (Part III) - The New Zealand Technical Correspondence Institute.

SHEARER, A.R., Joinery (Part III) - The New Zealand Technical Correspondence Institute.

SHEARER, A.R., Joinery (Part IIII) - The New Zealand Technical Correspondence Institute.

SHEPPARD, Peter, Restoring Old St. Paul’s(1970)                     

SHERWIN, Reg., Pleasure and Profit from Woodturning

SIGURBJORNSSON, Karl, Die Orgal der Hallgrimskirkja (1992)

SKINNER, Ernest M., The Modern Organ (1945 6th ed.)

SKINNER, Ernest M., The Modern Organ (excerpt)

SMITH, Hermann, Modern Organ Tuning: The How and Why

South Island Organ Company, Craighead Diocesan School, Timaru

South Island Organ Company, Onehunga Co-operating Parish Pipe Organ (2001)

South Island Organ Company, St. Heliers Presbyterian Church, Auckland

South Island Organ Company, St. John’s Anglican Church, Invercargill (1968)

St. Patrick’s Jubilee Committee, St. Patrick’s Parish, Waimate 1865 - 1965 (1965)

STEELE, Bruce, St. Aidan’s Church North Baldwyn - The Organ 1897 - 1997 (1997)

STEELE, Bruce, The Organ in St. Aiden’s Church North Baldwyn (2000 1st ed.)

STEELE, Bruce, The Organ in St. Aiden’s Church North Baldwyn (2006 2nd ed.)

STEELE, Bruce, The Organ in St. Aiden’s Church North Baldwyn (2006 2nd ed.)

STEPHEN-SMITH, Helen & Harvell, Wellington Cathedral Head and Heart (1972)

STILLER, John, Baptist Church, Ponsonby, Auckland, Documentation of the Pipe Organ

STILLER, John, St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, West Melbourne. Documentation of Pipe Organ built by George Fincham

STOCKS, William H., The Organ of Dulwich College Chapel

SUMNER, W.L., A history & Account of the Organs of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London (1931)

SUMNER, W.L., The Organ: It’s Evolution, Principles of Construction and Use (1962 3rd ed. revised and enlarged)

SUTTON, F.H., Church Organ, their Position and Construction

TAYLOR, Neil, The pipe organ at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church Brisbane (2007)

THISTLETHWAITE, Nicholas / WEBBER, Geoffrey ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Organ (2006)

THISTLETHWAITE, Nicholas / WEBBER, Geoffrey ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Organ (2006 5th ed,)

THISTLEWAITE, Nicholas, A History of the Birmingham Town Hall Organ (1984)

THISTLEWAITE, Nicholas, The making of the Victorian Organ

THOMPSON, Bruce, A real pipe organ

THOMPSON, Bruce, Saint Paul’s Collegiate School, Chapel of Christ the King

THOMPSON, C., The history of St. Michael and All Angels (1971)

TITTLE, Martin B., A performers guide through historical keyboard tunings. (1978 Revised ed.)

TÖPFER, J. G., Die Orgel

TROTSCHEL, Heinrich R., Einweihung der renovierten Schwarz Orgel (1997)

TUNNICLIFF, Shirley, Response to a vision. The first hundred years of the Nelson School of Music. (1994)

Various Authors, Nelson Cathedral, The story of the Church on the Hill (2000)

Various Authors, School Journal - Part 3 Number Two 1985 (1985)

Various Authors, Scotland’s Splendor

Various Authors, A hundred years young, The organs of Christchurch Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Christchurch New Zealand (1978)

VENNER, Rosemary, St. John’s Methodist Church, 1890 - 1990. a history of the Buildings on Town Acre 431, Hardy Street Nelson (1990)

VERLOOP, Gerard, Small Organs in Holland. A description of some Modern Instruments (1978)

VINE, G. N. & MILLAR, M. W. & BARRACLOUGH, W., Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, Parish of Caversham 1874 - 1974 (1974)

WALCKER-MAYER, Walter translated by GODWIN, Joscelyn, The Roman Organ of Aquineum (1972)

WALKER, G. W., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Lamen Street, Newcastle 1890-1990 (1981)

WALL, Arnold, The first ninety years of the Nelson School of Music (1984)

WALTON, Harry, How to choose and use Power Tools - Black and Decker Handbook

WARD, Richard, The historic pipe orgas of Invernell(2008)        

WARING, Dennis G., Manufacturing the Muse, Estay Organs & Consumer Culture in Victorian America (2002)

WARMAN, John Watson, The Organ, Its Compass, Tablature and Short and Incomplete Octaves (1884)

WARMAN, John Watson, The Organ - Part I Aanmerley - Building (1898)

WARMAN, John Watson, The Organ - Part II Bulletin - Etude (1901)

WARMAN, John Watson, The Organ - Part III Etude - Katechismus (1903)

WARMAN, John Watson, The Organ - Part IIII Kenntniss-Nouveau (1904)

WATERS, Charles F., The Growth of Organ Music A historical survey (1931)

WEDGWOOD, James Ingall, Dictionary of Organ Stops (5th ed,)

WESTERBY, Herbert, The complete Organ Recitalist Repertoire Guide (1933c)

WHITNEY, Craig R., All the Stops - The Glorious Pipe Organ and its American Masters (2003)

WHITWORTH, Reginald, A students Guide to the Organ (1935)

WHITWORTH, Reginald, The Electric Organ(1930)                      

WICKENS, David C., The Instruments of Samual Green (1987)

WICLIFFE, Roger, Radial Arm Saw Techniques

WILLIAMS, Andrew H., The Calculation of Organ Pipe Scales (1975)

WILLIAMS, C.F. Abdy, The story of the Organ (1916 2nd issue)

WILLIAMS, C.F. Abdy, The Story of Organ Music(1905)             

WILLIAMS, Peter, A New History of the Organ. From the Greeks to the Present day (1980)

WILLIAMS, Peter, Bach Organ Music(1972)                                 

WILLIAMS, Peter & OWEN, Barbara, The Organ The New Grove Musical Instrument Series (1988)

WILSON, John, Lost Christchurch (1984 reprint 1985)

WOOD, Alexander, The Physics of Music (1945 3rd ed.)

WOOD, Joan, St. Michael and All Angels, Kelburn, The story of a Parish (1987)






Manuscript Notebooks and Scrapbooks

Ellis Scrapbooks - Three Scrapbooks of cuttings dealing with New Zealand and U.K. organs (unindexed)

SIOC folders - Programmes, newspaper cuttings and ephemira. (Ordered Geographically)


Sound Recordings

The John Scott Collection — A large collection of L.P.'s of organ and choral music. (Yet to be catalogued)









Auckland Organist Society Newletters


various issues

complete run 2000-1

Feb. 1991—Nov. 1994

March 2000—May 2003

The American Organist

Vol. 36 No.2–Vol.53 No.6


some missing

Four from 1995-6

Feb. 1953 – Nov. 1970

March 1995 – July 1996

The Berkshire Organist




BIOS Journal

Vol. Xvii



BIOS Reporter

Vol.VI No.3 – Vol.IX No.1

Vol XiX no. 3


July 1982 – Jan. 1985

July 1995

The Bulletin

No. 62-3


January – April 1971

Choir & Organ

Vol. Xv No. 5 - Present


Sept. / Oct. 2007—Present

Choir Organ (Official newsletter of the NZ Church Music Society)

 Vol. I No.1 - Vol. VI No. 1


 Feb. 1946 - Oct. 1951

Church and Organ Music


various issues

Sept. 1985—March 1990

Church Music Quarterly

Vol. XXii No.111 – 113

No. 125 & 135

various issues

July 1990 – Jan. 1991

April 1994 & Oct. 1996

Cinema Organ

Vol. Xviii No. 88 — Vol. XXViii No. 127


Jan. 1953, Dec 1970 — Autumn 1980

The Diapason

Vol. XLiX No. 6 —

some missing

May 1958—Sept.1971



Jan. 2001—Present

IBO Newsletter

No. 3 – 7


Sept. 1996 – Sept. 1997

ISO Journal

Vol. I — Present

Three missing

March 1998—Present

ISO News

No. 8-18

Some missing

Sept. 1994—June 1997

Mixtures & Mutations

Vol. I No. 1 - Vol.IIII No. 4


Aug. 1966 – May 1973

Music (American Guild of Organist)

Vol. I No. 1 - Vol. V No. 4

Vol. Xii Nos. 2 & 3

Six missing

Oct. 1967—April 1971

Feb & March 1978

Musical Opinion

No. 889 — No. 1305

some missing

Oct. 1951—Aug. 1986

Musical Opinion - Organ World Section


some missing

Jan. 1936—Dec. 1956

Oct. 1958—Oct. 1971

The Musical Times

Vol. Cii No.1418

Vol. Cvi No. 1473 – 4


April 1961

Nov. – Dec. 1965

NZAO Congress Booklets


See below

1971 - Present

NZOPT Newsletters



2007 - Present

The Northeast Organist

Vol. VI No. 4

one issue

July / August 1996

OHTA Conference Booklets

No. 2, 8, 12, 15 — 22,

24 — 26, 30 — 31

see below

1979, 1985, 1989, 1992-99, 2001—03, 2007—08

OHTA Journals

Vol. II No.2 —Present


April 1978—Present

The Organ

Vol. I No.3-Vol.69 No.274

ten Missing

Jan. 1922—April 1990

Organ Builder IBO Journal

Vol. II – Vol. VII


2002 - 2007

The Organbuilder

Vol. II—VII, Xii—Xv, Xviii

some missing

1984-1989, 1994-7, 2000

Organ Bench. Wellington Organist Association

Vol. I No. 1-Vol. Xv No. 2

Vol. Xvii No.1-Vol.XXNo.2

14 various issues

complete run 2000-03

April 1984—May 1998

Feb. 2000—May 2003

The Organ Club Journal

1970 No. 4 — 1974 No. 6

1978 No. 1 — 1983 No. 5




Organ News

Vol.II No. 4 - Present


Aug 1966 - Present

Organists' Review

No. 184 — Present

some missing

July 1961—Present

Reed Organ Society Quarterly

Vol. Xxviii No. 1 – 2




Vol. I No.3 – Vol. V No. 2

some missing

Sept. 1926 – March 1934



one issue

January 1967

SHOT Bulletin

No. 5

one issue

February 1998

Scottish Organist Journal

No. 8

one issue


Scottish Organist Newsletter

Vol. II No. 2 -4


Oct. 1997 – June 1998

Stop Press. Otago & Southland Association


a few issues


Sydney Organ Journal

Vol.IIII No.5 - Present

a few missing

May 1973 - Present

The Tracker

Vol. 7 No.3, Vol. VIIINo.3

Vol. IX Nos 2 & 4

Vol. Xii No. 1 — Present

three missing from run

March 1963, Spring 1964,

Winter 1965, Summer 1965

Fall 1967 — Present

Victoria Organ Journal / Organ Pleno

Vol. VIII. No. 7


June 1980 — Present

The Voice

Vol. X No. 5 & Vol. Xii No. 3

two issues

May 1926

March 1928



Conference Booklets

10     1971          Auckland

11     1972          Nelson

12     1973          Dunedin

14     1975          Auckland

23     1983          Dunedin

25     1986          Wellington

26     1988          Dunedin

27     1989          Auckland

28     1990          Wellington

29     1991          Blenheim

30     1992          Hamilton

32     1994          Palmerston North

33     1995          Auckland

34     1996          Dunedin

35     1997          Christchurch

36     1998          Wellington

37     1999          Nelson

38     2000          Auckland

40     2003          Christchurch

41     2004          Hamilton

42     2005          Dunedin

43     2006          Wellington

44     2007          Christchurch

45     2008          Auckland

46     2009          Palmerston North

47     2010          Timaru

48     2011          Auckland

49     2012           Wellington

50     2013          Melbourne

51      2014          Invercargill


Conference Booklets.

02     1979          Sydney

08     1985          Melbourne and Bendigo

12     1989          Brisbane, Ipswich & Gympie

15     1992          Launceston & Hobart

16     1993          Western Australia

17     1994          Melbourne & the Western District of Victoria

18     1995          Sydney

19     1996          New Zealand

20     1997          Melbourne

21     1998          South East Queensland & Northern New South Wales

22     1999          Adelaide, Tanunda & Fleurieu Peninsula

24     2001          Canberra & South East New South Wales

25     2002          Launceston & Hobart Tasmania

26     2003          Riverina District of N.S.W. & North East Victoria.  

30     2007          Queensland —Brisbane Sunshine & Fraser Coasts

31     2008          Victoria — Melbourne & Goldfield regions

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