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Kuan Ti Temple
Title : Kuan Ti Temple Kuan Ti Temple
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Source : Adelaide observer, 14 March 1891, p. 32
Date of creation : 1891
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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In 1891 the Kuan Ti Temple ('Joss house') was opened on the corner of Hindley Street and Morphett Street, Adelaide, on the property of the cabinet-maker, Wing Soon. The temple was built of galvanised iron, lined with match-board, and replaced an earlier one which was probably above Wing Soon's shop, appearing in Adelaide directories from 1883. The temple was dedicated to San-i-Miao - the god Kuan Ti - and his assistants, Chang Fei and Liu Pei, together being the 'Three Brothers of the Peach Orchard'. Kuan Ti was the god of war, wealth, oath-taking brotherhoods, upholder of justice, preventor of strife, and protector against evil. His birthday was celebrated in June with candles, incense sticks and a banquet.
Related names :

Soon, Wing

Coverage year : 1891
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.); Hindley Street (Adelaide, S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
[Description of completed Chinese joss house in Morphett Street], Advertiser, 21 January 1891, p. 4
Draper, Pauline. 'Chinese immigration to Australia', South Australian genealogist, vol. 19, no. 1 (January 1992), pp. 3-8
Petersen, RC. 'Chinese School', Wakefield companion to South Australian history, Kent Town, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 2001, pp. 104-105
Petersen, RC. 'A school for Chinese in Adelaide', History of education review, vol. 31, no. 2 (2002), p. 58-73
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