Le Cimeti?re ChinoisThis place, chosen by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in 1903 for its harmonized elements of Nature expressing the principles of "feng shui", is a significant legacy of the first Canadians of Chinese origin. Traditionally it was a sanctuary of temporary repose before final interment in China, a pattern which reflected the early aspirations of these immigrants to return to their homeland. After the Sino-Japanese war broke out in 1937, it was no longer possible to ship remains back to China. In 1961, bones from across Canada were finally laid to rest here.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:56pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 476059 N 5361662|
|Decimal Degrees||48.40766667, -123.32350000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 24.46', W 123° 19.41'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 24' 27.60" N, 123° 19' 24.60" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2137 Crescent Rd, Victoria BC V9A 6N7, CA|
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