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William Booth in Wellington, 1899

William Booth in Wellington, 1899

With a tall hat and long beard, General William Booth, the British founder of the Salvation Army, speaks to followers at the wharf in Wellington in March 1899. This was one of Booth's four visits to New Zealand between 1891 and 1905. On several occasions he was welcomed by Premier Richard Seddon and other political leaders.

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Mark Derby, 'Salvation Army - The Salvation Army’s early days', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29337/william-booth-in-wellington-1899 (accessed 9 December 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018