The Salvation Army Heritage Centre and Archives tells the story of The Salvation Army since the 1880s to the present. We have a particular interest in history relating to New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
We collect, preserve, record, research and make accessible material that provides an accurate and comprehensive record of The Salvation Army’s life and work.
We can also advise regarding research on Salvation Army work in other parts of the world.
Nominal fees are charged for research, regardless of outcome. They are:
A limited number of photocopies and laser prints of documents are included in the above fees, but copies of photographs are extra.
Please note that all the above fees are exclusive of GST and are in NZD.
There are numerous and extensive Salvation Army research sites around the world. The Salvation Army's International Heritage Centre is a must for any researcher interested in the work of the Army.
> go to The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre website
Limelight: the world’s first film studio
The Limelight Department was the Salvation Army’s pioneering film production and presentation unit in Australia. Between 1892 and 1909 it produced many productions, including 300 films and the major multimedia presentations Soldiers of the Cross and Heroes Of The Cross. The unit also documented Australia’s Federation ceremonies in 1901.
> go to the Limelight film production unit's website
Heritage Centre & Archives
Booth College of Mission
20 William Booth Grove
Upper Hutt, 5140
Phone: + 64 4 528 8628 ext 743
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Mon - Fri: 9am - 12 noon
Other times by arrangement
Salvation Army Heritage Centre and Archives welcomes information and donations of Salvation Army memorabilia, photographs, slides, videos and films; letters, books and oral histories; records, cassettes and digital recordings; books and manuscripts; uniforms and badges; plus records from Salvation Army corps and centres.
For enquiries about The Salvation Army’s Bethany Centre, email Major Susan Jarvis.