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The National Carillon, situated on Aspen Island in central Canberra, Australia is a large carillon managed and maintained by the National Capital Authority on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia. The carillon was a gift from the British government to the people of Australia to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Capital, Canberra. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the National Carillon on 26 April 1970. The 50 metre tall National Carillon tower was designed by Western Australian architects Cameron, Chisholm & Nicol. In 2004 the carillon underwent refurbishment including renovations of interior function facilities and the addition of two extra bells. Carillons must have at least 23 bells to be considered as such, and the National Carillon has 55 (increased from 53 during recent refurbishments [1]). Each bell weighs between seven kilograms and six tonnes. The bells span four and a half octaves chromatically. Although not large, the carillon features function facilities for small gatherings offering wonderful views over Lake Burley Griffin and central Canberra. The carillon is in regular use, chiming every quarter hour and playing a short tune on the hour along with tours and recitals on many days. The best place to listen to the carillon is suggested to be within 100 metres of the building, though the sound can usually be heard much further away in the Parliamentary Triangle, Kingston and Civic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Carillon

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Submitted: 11/15/2008

By: sladys

Location: Canberra, Australia

Category: Other

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