Salvation Army in Queensland - History in Pictures
2015 marked 150 years since the formation of the Salvation Army in East London. Since that time, the Salvation Army (often referred to as the ‘Salvos’ in Australia) have spread throughout the world. The Salvation Army have been active in Queensland since the 1880's, including regional areas of the State, including Maryborough (since at least 1885 and possibly earlier), Gympie (1886), Warwick (1887), Charters Towers (1888), and Boonah (1890). The Salvos are noted for their charity work, especially among the poor and homeless. State Library of Queensland has a collection of over 100 digitised photographs documenting the early history of the Salvation Army in Queensland, which can be easily viewed through our One Search catalogue. Below is a sample...
Salvation Army worker unpacking food in the RNA Showgrounds Crisis Centre during the Brisbane floods 2011. Troy Hansen 2011 Flood Photographs. (In copyright). John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 27804-0001-0032
State Library also hold a number of published histories on regional branches of the Salvation Army.
The digital story below is from Eva Burrows. Eva discusses her longstanding charitable work with the Salvation Army. She was inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame in 2012.
Myles Sinnamon - Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland