Story: Salvation Army

Woman Salvation Army officer

Woman Salvation Army officer

Wearing the distinctive 'coal-scuttle' bonnet and maroon uniform of a Salvation Army female officer, a young woman gets ready to cycle off on her duties, probably in the early 1900s. Women soon gained leading positions with the New Zealand Salvation Army, which angered more established churches such as the Anglicans.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Nelson Jones Collection (PAColl-3051)
Reference: 1/2-026204-G
Photograph by Frederick Nelson Jones

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Mark Derby, 'Salvation Army - The Salvation Army’s early days', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018