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13-September-2013
13-September-2013
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates the priest of St. Peters from 1906 to 1941. 

James Cheong was the eldest son of nine children of Cheok Hong Cheong and his wife Choy Ying Wong. He was born in Ballarat in 1871 and died in Melbourne on 3 October 1941. He was awarded a number of prizes while at Melbourne Grammar School and went on to excel in his studies at the University of Melbourne. In 1904 was the first ordained Chinese chaplain of the Victoria Church of England. He held the curacy of St Peter's Church at Eastern Hill until his death.

Location

Address:15 Gisborne Street, St Peters Eastern Hill, East Melbourne, 3002
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.809701
Long: 144.97529
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion
Approx. Event Start Date:1906
Approx. Event End Date:1941

Dedication

Front Inscription

JAMES CHEONG
OUR PRIEST 
      From
1906 to 1941

  Born 1871
   died 1941

FATHER RARE AND DEAR

Source: MA
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