Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Army Combines Ranks for Future Campaigns

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Army Combines Ranks for Future Campaigns

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AFTER celebrating their 125 years in Ipswich last weekend, Salvation Army members have their thoughts firmly on the future.

It is expected the 500 members of the three groups Co at Ipswich, Bundamba and North Ipswich Co are soon to come together as a single entity.

Plans are also in place for the army to establish a plant nursery for indigenous workers at Purga, site of the Aboriginal mission that was once under Salvation Army's management.

Major Margaret Dobbie said the nursery would operate as a business.

On Saturday an outdoor chapel at Purga was dedicated.

C[pounds sterling]Long term we see great things happening at Purga,C[yen] Major Dobbie said.

C[pounds sterling]I'm hoping somewhere down the track we'll be doing chapel services.C[yen]

An Aboriginal flag given to the army will soon fly at its South Street headquarters.

Celebrations at the weekend included a service and band-playing at d'Arcy Doyle Place on Sunday, where the army held its first open-air meeting in Ipswich. …

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