Chinese Cemetery

Chinese Cemetery (HM1DT7)

Location: Victoria, BC V9A 6N7 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 24.46', W 123° 19.41'

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Le Cimeti?re Chinois

This 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.

Cet endroit, choisi en 1903 par la Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association pour ses ?l?ments naturels harmonis selon les principes du ?feng shui?, est un legs important des premiers Canadiens d'origine chinoise. Ce sanctuaire temporaire servait avant l'inhumation d?finitive en Chine, permettant ainsi ? plusieurs de r?aliser leur espoir de retourner dans la m?re-patrie. Le d?clenchement de la guerre sino-japonaise en 1937 emp?cha l'envoi des d?pouilles en Chine. En 1961, les restes diss?min un peu partout au Canada trouv?rent ici leur dernier repos.
HM NumberHM1DT7
Year Placed1999
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 476059 N 5361662
Decimal Degrees48.40766667, -123.32350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 24.46', W 123° 19.41'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 24' 27.60" N, 123° 19' 24.60" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2137 Crescent Rd, Victoria BC V9A 6N7, CA
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