Kōrero: Salvation Army

The Army in action: gumdiggers' camp (2 o 3)

The Army in action: gumdiggers' camp

Norman Brown (third from right), a smartly uniformed Salvation Army officer, offers church publications to kauri gumdiggers in their camp in Northland in 1911. Officers like Brown travelled long distances through roadless districts to talk to anyone who might be interested in their message. They often had to rely on donations of food, shelter and cash to survive.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-006224-G
Photograph by Northwood Brothers

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mark Derby, 'Salvation Army - The Salvation Army’s early days', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29340/the-army-in-action-gumdiggers-camp (accessed 30 March 2023)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018