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West Australia. well preserved Angelic sanctuary, the coloured window had to be substituted according to vw2, a symbol in Pyin Oo Lwin. After a stop at the Governors House in Pyin Oo Lwin we went to this school. It is a very nice temple and a good equilibrium after many pagoda day.
There are many monuments in the temple to the armies that were fighting in Burma during the Second World War. The All Saints Anglican Chapel is a memento of those who have visited the historic British presence in Burma. Inside the ecclesiastical there is proof of the variety of this present (whether she likes it or not) and it is very interesting.
Were you in the Anglican Church of All Saints?
Christian Maymyo Cemetery - Pyin Oo Lwin
The name Maymyo Christian Cemetery is registered above the gateway to a small and somewhat neglected cemetery opposite the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the Myanmar city of Pyin Oo Lwin. Maymyo' was repainted when the city renamed itself Pyi Oo Lwin, but it is still there.
The British used to bury their victims in this graveyard, also known as Maymyo English or European Café, from the foundation of Maymyo as a mountain resort in the 1890s to Burma's 1948 independance. A few British remained after gaining independent status, and they too are interred here.
In the Maymyo cemetery register of burials in Europe there are 303 tombs, the oldest in 1895 and the last in 1973. On top of this, an unidentified number of Anglo-Burmese are interred here, offspring of the hybrid breed of male Britons and female from Burma (sometimes vice versa). And there are also the tombs of Christian Burmese who have no ties to Europe.
According to the practices of this racist divided era, the English tombs are divided from each other by a low mural. However, this brick walls is now falling down and the whole graveyard was heavily covered and in need of care when I recently paid a visit (October 2017). Approximately 200 of the UK's tombs are occupied by army staff, with Maymyo being a large trainings ground (which it still is).
I was afraid of queues, which kept me from fully discovering the graveyard, but I cleaned up some of the brush to take these pictures of gravestones. When I came across a kind man from Burma, he applied a brightly painted bluish colour to some tombs of his families. It showed me the tombs of his late spouse Ethel (Ni Ni Ni Moe), who passed away in 1984, his little girl Theresa McDougall, who lived only one single days in 1981, and his father-in-law E.E. Anderson, who was a former railroad watchman and passed away in 1968.
Anderson was probably also a hybrid breed, as the Indian Railways were formerly Anglo Indian domination and the same practices were probably spread to Burma. It is interesting that George Orwell mentioned a MacDougall on Burmese days: "If so, then the flawed gen must have vanished, because this friendly man still looks after his burials a few years after her death.
Many of the interracial specimens I saw had both native and ethnic Myanmar as well. It was probably necessary to have a name in Burma to make living in Burma after independence a little bit more comfortable. In Burma, as the Interracial Days show, interracial peoples often had a miserable living in Burma's colonial past, snubbing the Brits and distancing themselves from the Turks.
Another Anglo-Burmese person called MacColl has an interesting portrayal in the Maymyo Christian Cemetery Register: Gordon MacColl was 17 April 1892 and spent most of his adult years in Maymyo. Known throughout Burma for his prints of Burma scene and portrayals of men and woman of different nations in their costume traditions, he was an internationally renowned musician.