Casting A Big Bell For Canberra !

The National Capital Authority of Australia has ordered the casting of a 5.5 ton bell to complete the Taylor carillon at Aspen Island in Canberra. When the carillon was manufactured the largest semi-tone bell was omitted for cost reasons, and this is now to be rectified. The photograph shows foundry man Anthony Stone with the huge bell case in which the outer mould will be constructed over the coming weeks.