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Plaque on church steeple, Cagsawa ruins, Philippines, [1967] [picture] / Albert Speer
Bib ID 3538609
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Speer, Albert, 1922-2014
 
Online Versions
Description 1967 
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.2 x 9 cm. 
Series

Eruption of Mt Lamington, Papua New Guinea, 1951.

Notes

Title from inscription below the photograph.

Part of the collection: Eruption of Mt Lamington, Papua New Guinea, 1951.

The plaque reads: "Church of Cagsawa - The spiritual administration of Cagsawa from 1587 to 1595 was under the parish of Camalig. An early church was burned, 25 July 1636, by the Duton who ransacked the towns bordering Lecasp Bay. This church built after 1724 by Fray Francisco Blanco, O.F.M. was buried by rocks and lava during the eruption of Mayon, 1 February 1814. The authorities of Cagsawa meeting at Ligao, 6 July 1814 decided to incorporate their town as part of Daraga. The first centenary of the destruction of the church was commemorated, 1 February 1914, with a huge pilgrimage to the ruins, where high mass was celebrated."

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-149978022

Source of Acquisition Donated by Mr. Albert Speer, MBE, 2005. 
Subjects Church buildings -- Philippines -- Cagsawa -- Photographs.  |  Memorials -- Philippines -- Cagsawa -- Photographs.  |  Natural disasters -- Philippines -- Cagsawa -- Photographs.
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