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Songs of praise

Mason & Hamlin bellows organ from the church at Nubeena, now on display at the Tasman Historical Museum.

Songs of praise

Churches were a strong part of the early pioneers' life, offering the chance to gather as a family to catch up with friends and neighbours on a Sunday and generally enjoy a morning out.

This bellows organ was made by Mason & Hamlin in Boston, Massachusetts and is operated by a foot pump.

It came to the Museum from the local church at Nubeena where it was no doubt used at many a happy family celebration and sad farewells. Imagine the voices it has heard in its history... some delivering the weekly sermon, others in devout prayer and those raised up in song as one.