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Salvation Army officers

Salvation Army officers

Staff of a Salvation Army rescue home in Parnell, Auckland, pose for a photograph in 1912. The Salvation Army became established in New Zealand in 1883 and carried out a wide variety of voluntary welfare activities. One was the establishment of homes for 'fallen women'. These focused on 'rescuing' prostitutes and single mothers, reforming them morally, and providing lodgings while teaching them alternative ways of making a living.

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Margaret Tennant, 'Voluntary welfare organisations - 19th-century charity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29044/salvation-army-officers (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Margaret Tennant, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 18 Sep 2018