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Serving the armed forces

30 August 2018

Since our earliest days, The Salvation Army has acknowledged a need to support those serving in the armed forces. At first, efforts were focused around Salvationists. Established as the “Naval and Military League” in 1894, Officers of T...

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How did the Red Shield Appeal start?

30 August 2018

History of the Red Shield Appeal Before the first ever Australian dooknock campaign, The Salvation A...

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About us

30 August 2018

The Salvation Army Australia is a national Christian movement united by faith and about giving hope ...

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Founders William and Catherine Booth

30 August 2018

William Booth The Salvation Army founder, William Booth was born in Nottingham, England, on 10 April...

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History of social work

29 August 2018

From assisting discharged prisoners at the prison gates back in 1883 through to the network of life-...

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Historical timeline

29 August 2018

  1829 William Booth and Catherine Mumford born. 1844 William Booth converted to Ch...

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Our history

29 August 2018

When William Booth first offered the gospel and basic social services to London’s underprivil...

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Our story

Our story

28 August 2018

On the 5th September 1880, Edward Saunders and John Gore led the first Salvation Army meeting in Aus...

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Australia's Heart for PNG still strong after 60 years

Australia's Heart for PNG still strong after 60 years

26 August 2016

Ministry in Papua New Guinea has always been close to the hearts of many Australia Eastern Territory...

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History of the Flying Padres

History of the Flying Padres

14 April 2016

In 1944, Captain Victor Pedersen needed air power to visit distant radar stations for welfare work. ...

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History of the Red Shield

History of the Red Shield

22 June 2015

Discovery the history and symbols behind the famous Red Shield...

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Key Moments Throughout History

Key Moments Throughout History

22 June 2015

Read about all the key moments in the history of The Salvation Army including disaster relief and wh...

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Photo history of the Red Shield Appeal

Photo history of the Red Shield Appeal

20 May 2015

Find out more about the history of the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock...

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History of Recovery Services

History of Recovery Services

24 November 2014

The Salvation Army's Bridge Program began in 1964 and aims to assist people on their personal path t...

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History of The Salvation Army's prison work

History of The Salvation Army's prison work

31 March 2014

In 1883, Major James Barker established the world's first permanent Salvation Army social institutio...

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History of Booth College in Sydney

History of Booth College in Sydney

25 February 2014

The first efforts in theological education for The Salvation Army in Australia began in 1883, only t...

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History of Salvation Army Op Shops

History of Salvation Army Op Shops

24 February 2014

Find out more about the history of The Salvation Army recycling programs and Salvos Stores....

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Further Reading

Further Reading

17 February 2014

This page contains a list of books which provide a reference for some publications that cover Salvat...

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Spreading to Australia

Spreading to Australia

17 February 2014

Find out more about The Salvation Armys humble beginnings in Australia...

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Founders William & Catherine Booth

Founders William & Catherine Booth

17 February 2014

The Salvation Army founder, William Booth was born in Nottingham, England, on 10 April, 1829. He mar...

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In Darkest England

In Darkest England

17 February 2014

A former Methodist minister, William Booth, founded The Salvation Army in the slums of London during...

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History of the Family Tracing Service

History of the Family Tracing Service

17 February 2014

The work of tracing family The work of tracing family members goes back to the beginning of the Army...

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