The original instruments were purchased from Indonesia in 1998, made and tuned by Mas Suhirdjan in Yogjakarta. Since then, more instruments have been added and introductory gamelan lessons have been an established part of the music curriculum.

The program was initiated by the vision of our former Principal Sister Judith Redden and continues to be valued by our Principal Paddy McEvoy.

Deetje and Hannah Tunstill (Flinders University gamelan) played an important role in training senior music students during the early years.

More information on Library Gamelan page

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