Story: Cambodians

Monk Suthep Surapong (2nd of 2)

Monk Suthep Surapong

Senior monk venerable Suthep Surapong stands with members of Wellington’s Cambodian community at the site of their proposed meeting hall. By 1990, 500 Cambodian families were living in Wellington and in the early 1990s the community rallied to build the hall in Island Bay. The building is known as the Wat Chethpon Mohaneath.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1990/2874/7
Photograph by Mark Round

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Man Hau Liev and Rosa Chhun, 'Cambodians - Fitting in: work, community and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Man Hau Liev and Rosa Chhun, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 30 Mar 2015