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South Australia - Organisation

The Salvation Army (1829 - )

Care Provider, Church, Protestant and Salvation Army
Alternative Names
  • The Salvos (Also known as)

The Salvation Army is a Protestant Church organisation with a strong philanthropic mission. It ran a number of homes in South Australia including: The Adelaide Maternity Home (1893-1914), Barton Vale Girls' Home (1922-1947), The Bridge Industrial Home (1934-1977), The Bridge Rescue Home (1899-1934), Joyville Cottage (1972- )
Kurinda Cottage (1981- ), McBride Maternity Hospital (1914-1975), McBride Hospital (1975-1986), The Salvation Army Boys' Home, Eden Park (Mt Barker) (1900-1982), The Salvation Army Boys' Home, Kent Town (1929-1972), The Salvation Army Girls' Home, Fullarton (1901-1986), and The Salvation Army Young Women's Hostel (1922-1988).

Provided 'Care' At



  • Kirkham, Lt-Col John C, Southern Soup-Soap-Salvation, a compendium of Salvation Army Social Services in the Australian Southern Territory, The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory Territorial Archives and Museum, 2003. Details
  • Steer, Hedley, Social Salvation, Early development of the Social Wing of The Salvation Army, The Salvation Army, Adelaide. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005,

Prepared by: Gary George and Karen George