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Photo Memories

We’d like to share some of our best photographic memories with you. We hope this will educate as well as inspire interest in the preservation of photographic memorabilia.

Preserving the past through photography

The Archives & Museum welcomes donations of photographs of historic interest to The Salvation Army. When submitting photographs for our collection provide as much accurate background information as possible.

Record names, where the photo was taken, the date and the occasion on the back of the photograph. Please use a pencil (not a ballpoint pen) as chemicals from the ink will damage the photo.

Take care handling and storing your photos. If you take care of your precious historical memories they will be appreciated by generations to come.

Lt Commissioner Bram Cook marches in front of the Christchurch City Band

Lieutenant-Commissioner (Dr.) Bram Cook

26 Feb | 2009

Lieutenant-Commissioner (Dr.) Bram Cook marches in front of the Christchurch City Band, during the Jesus Folk Congress held in Christchurch during 1974.

Float advertising the new addiction treatment programme in Tonga in 1997

Float advertising in Tonga

19 Feb | 2009

Float advertising the new addiction treatment programme in Tonga in 1997.

Esther House

Esther House

12 Feb | 2009

A women's refuge in Christchurch, New Zealand

Piupiu (flax skirt)

Maori Taonga

5 Feb | 2009

A piupiu (flax skirt) and korowai (cloak) belonging to Ernest Holdaway, Maori ministry pioneer were gifted back to The Salvation Army by his family.

Refugee camp, Napier

Napier Earthquake

30 Jan | 2009

Dedicated Salvation Army workers provided much needed resources and support for the victims of the 1931 Napier earthquake.

Soup for lunch at Addington Hostel

Prison-Gate Brigade

22 Jan | 2009

Soup for lunch at Addington Hostel during the 1930s depression days.

Joy and Selwyn Bruce

Lyttelton Ship Ministry

15 Jan | 2009

Salvationists Joy and Selwyn Bruce receive a certificate for their dedication to Lyttelton's foreign ship ministry.

Staff children enjoy a donkey and cart ride on Rotoroa Island, an island retreat for alcoholics and drug addicts

Island Retreats for Inebriates

8 Jan | 2009

Staff children enjoy a donkey and cart ride on Rotoroa Island, an island retreat for alcoholics and drug addicts.

Wellington City Sunbeams, 1933

Life-Saving Scouts and Guards: Sunbeams and Chums

1 Jan | 2009

The Salvation Army Life-Saving Scouts and Guards was a movement for girls and boys from 1911 to the 1950s.

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