William and Sarah Thomas Collection

Title

William and Sarah Thomas Collection

Identifier

http://arrow.monash.edu.au/hdl/1959.1/483586

Description

This collection comprises a set of photographs taken at the funeral of King Norodom Suramarit of Cambodia (the father of King Norodom Sihanouk) in 1960 by American diplomat, William Thomas. The collection complements the Norodom Sihanouk Archival Collection.

Items in the William and Sarah Thomas Collection

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Royal family in front of palace: front centre; Prince Monireth
Members of members of the Royal Family during the Funeral procession

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Royal Family at funeral: extreme right; generals Ngo Hou and Lon Nol
Members of the Royal Family pause during the Funeral procession

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Remains leaving palace
The Royal Urn leaves the Royal palace through the Victory Gate

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Royal Family at funeral: extreme left; Queen Kosamak, centre; Prince Sihanouk, extreme right; Monireth
The Queen, Prince Norodom Sihanouk and other members of the Royal Family join the Funeral procession

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Queen Kosamak and Prince Sihanouk, with Princess Rasmi
Her Majesty the Queen Sisowath Kossamak leads members of the Royal Family as they join the Funeral procession

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Cambodian (honorary) Court Mandarins
Court officials pause during the Funeral procession

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Ceremony before royal remains in palace
Ceremony at the Royal palace before the departure of the Royal remains of the late His Majesty King Norodom Suramarit for the Funeral Pavilion

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Remains preceded by relics
Royal remains now placed on the Royal Funeral car "Neak" about to leave the gardens of the Royal palace

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Neak (Naga) funeral car
A Royal Funeral car known as "Neak" (Naga)

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Palace Mandarins
Royal palace mandarins in the Funeral procession

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Royal elephants in procession

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Funeral drums and Mandarins of the Royal Court
Royal Court mandarins and officials

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Women mourners
Women mourners join the Funeral procession

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Funeral drums [2]
Traditional drums in the Funeral procession

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Funeral drums [1]
Traditonal drums joining the Funeral procession

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The King's horse, with covered saddle
The King's personal horse joins the Funeral procession

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Royal [guard] pulling funeral car from palace to Preah Men
Royal Guards pulling the Funeral car through the Victory Gate of the Royal palace

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Remains on way from palace to Preah Men
Royal remains on their way to Funeral Pavilion from Royal palace

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Royal elephants in front of palace dance hall
The Royal Elephants, including the King's favourite, join the funeral procession in front of the Chhanchaya Hall of the Royal palace. The 4th Elephant from left has king's weapons

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Chief Abbot of the Mohanikay buddhists
Supreme Patriarch of the Mohanikay Buddhist order joining the procession

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Prince Sihanouk with funeral offering
Prince Norodom Sihanouk carrying the ashes of his late father King Norodom Suramarit

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Queen Kossamak igniting funeral pyre in Preah Men (Funeral Pavilion)
Queen Sisowath Kossamak prepares to light the fire for the cremation of the remains of her late husband King Norodom Suramarit

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Preah Men (Funeral Pavilion) being prepared for burning
Preparation of the Funeral Pavilion (Preah Men) for the cremation of the remains of the late King Norodom Suramarit

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Cabinet (1st two rows) and other high government officials
Ministers and senior officials of the Royal Government join the procession

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Palace Brahmin priests with sacred relics in center
Procession of the Bakus (Brahmin priests of the Royal Palace)

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Urn containing remains of King Saramarit, being transferred to funeral car
Placement of the Royal Funeral Urn on the dragon carriage

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Placing funeral urn on dragon car
Placement of the Royal Funeral Urn on the dragon carriage

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Old-style Cambodian orchestra, preceding national assembly
A traditional Cambodian orchestra preceeds the procession of the members of the National Assembly

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Preah Men (Funeral Pavilion) before enplacement of remains
Funeral Pavilion (Preah Men) before the emplacement of the late King's remains

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Prime Minister's car in front of funeral car
Prime Minister's car leading the Funeral Procession

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King's kop howdah (Elephant chair)
The Royal Elephant and the King's "Kop Howdah"