St Johns East Malvern


The Church Organ

The organ at Saint John’s was built by Alfred Hunter of London (C1887), a friend of George Fincham. Fincham was interested in building his new instruments with tubular-pneumatic action and imported the Hunter instrument to study the construction of the tubular-pneumatic action. The new organ at Saint John’s was subsequently one of the first tubular-pneumatic organs in Australia. It was previously located in the Australian Church in Flinders Street, which offered the organ to Saint John’s for £410, when it was decided the Australian Church required a larger instrument. The organ was duly purchased and dedicated on 20 December, 1889. The two-manual organ was refurbished in 1963-64, and further additions have been made up to the present day, including the installation of a horizontal trumpet and pedal trombone rank in 2010.

Organ Pipes