Organ returned to its Evandale home

WELCOME HOME: Marlene McKlintock and Evandale Historical Society chairman Laurie Wotherspoon with the 19th century organ. Picture: Supplied
WELCOME HOME: Marlene McKlintock and Evandale Historical Society chairman Laurie Wotherspoon with the 19th century organ. Picture: Supplied

An organ dating back to 1862 was returned to its longtime home of Evandale last week.

The antique instrument was donated to the Evandale Historical Society by Gosford woman, and Launceston-native, Marlene McKlintock.

The portable organ was originally owned by Mrs McKlintock’s great-grandmother Mary Whish-Wilson.

Mrs Whish-Wilson played the organ every Sunday at St Andrew’s Anglican Church and St Andrew’s Uniting Church between 1881 and 1898.

Mrs McKlintock also donated a number of Mrs Whish-Wilson’s personal artifacts.

Evandale Historical Society chairman Laurie Wotherspoon said the organ will be lent to churches across the region.