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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.

Salvation Army officers help in the rescue mission

Wahine Disaster

23 Oct | 2008

Salvation Army officers help in the rescue mission during the Wahine disaster, 1968.

Ernest Holdaway

Ernest Holdaway

16 Oct | 2008

Ernest Holdaway pioneered Maori ministry in Gisborne (1886) reinforcing his growing conviction to devote his life to working with Maori.

Boys at Etham Boys' Home in a gymnastics pyramid formation

Eltham Boys Home

10 Oct | 2008

Boys at Etham Boys' Home were well-practiced gymnasts; here they are in a gymnastics pyramid formation.

Maraea Morris

Maraea Morris

2 Oct | 2008

Maraea Morris vowed revenge on her husband's murderer, until she heard Captain Ernest Holdaway reading the last chapter of Revelation.

William Booth addresses a crowd on Wellington wharf

William Booth arrives in New Zealand

26 Sep | 2008

William Booth addresses an expectant crowd on Wellington wharf - 1899

The Salvation Army soup kitchen

The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen

28 Jul | 2008

Dozens of people armed with jugs, cans and treacle tins gather as they hear the Auckland soup kitchen bell - 1930s