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William Booth Memorial Citadel : 09-October-2011
William Booth Memorial Citadel : 09-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The building was erected in memory of William Booth, a British Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army and became its first General (1878–1912). William Booth died in 1912. The building was formally opened on the 1st September 1917. 

The Christian movement with a quasi-military structure and government founded in 1865 has spread from London, England to many parts of the world and is known for being one of the largest distributors of humanitarian aid. 

Note: The property was sold by the Salvation Army in 2004. 

Location

Address:Albert Street, Ballarat, 3350
State:VIC
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.563128
Long: 143.859219
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Foreigners

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 4th April, 1917
Front Inscription

A.D 1917

William Booth
Memorial Citadel

 

Right Side Inscription

This Stone Was Laid
          To The
Glory Of God 
             By
The Hon Sir Alexander J. Peacock K.C.M.G., M.L.A.
Premier Of Victoria
On Wednesday 4th April 1917.

W Bramwell Booth General
James Hay Commissioner

Source: MA
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