Kōrero: Cambodians

Maintaining religious traditions (1 o 2)

Maintaining religious traditions

Bunthan Chan sits beside this Buddha, which dates from the 16th or 17th century. It was bought by the Wellington Cambodian community at an auction in 1983 – an anonymous couple lent the community $6,000 to make the purchase. The serene Buddha is considered an important symbol of unity for a people whose country has been ravaged by wars.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1983/1389/5
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Man Hau Liev and Rosa Chhun, 'Cambodians - Fitting in: work, community and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1121/maintaining-religious-traditions (accessed 27 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Man Hau Liev and Rosa Chhun, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 30 Mar 2015