The Salvation Army allowed women to become ‘officers’ from its beginning in 1860s London. The first contingent of ‘Sallies’ (as they became known), which arrived in New Zealand in 1883, included women officers. Fundraising was particularly important to the Salvation Army, which did not have the property and investments typical of more established churches. These two women are collecting money during self-denial week (held every year, and based on the idea that people could raise money by giving up a small pleasure) in 1907.
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