Statue of Lembuswana unveiled at Indonesian Gardens 

From left: CDU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover, Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr Bambang Daranindra, Administrator of the Northern Territory, Tom Pauling, Governor of East Kalimantan, Dr Awang Faroek Ishak and Territory Minister for Business and Employment, Trade, Asian Relations, Rob Knight

Charles Darwin University has added a huge piece to its Indonesian Gardens with the unveiling of the Statue of Lembuswana from East Kalimantan.

Governor of East Kalimantan, Dr Awang Faroek Ishak officially presented the symbolic statue to Charles Darwin University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover, at a special ceremony on Casuarina campus.

Incorporating various elements of life, power and strength, the Lembuswana is a mythical animal in the Hindu faith.

Professor Glover said the 780kg brass statue was a wonderful addition to the Indonesian Gardens.

“I’d like to personally thank the Governor of East Kalimantan, Dr Awang Faroek Ishak, for making this wonderful statute available to us,” he said.

Commissioned in 2009, the Indonesian Garden project is a distinctive educational, cultural and recreational resource, for use by both the university and the wider community.

Professor Glover said the gift of the Statue of Lembuswana exemplified the strong link and friendship between CDU and East Kalimantan.