Hamodava The Social Cup

Commandant Herbert Booth, son of The Salvation Army founder William & Catherine Booth, established Hamodava in 1897, importing and selling tea at Westwood Place, Melbourne. This innovative thinking funded The Salvation Army efforts in Australia and New Zealand beginning in the 19th century and continues to support our efforts toady.

“Hamodava was a good product for The Salvation Army and a windfall for its overseas work. Community officers sold the tea as part of their regular fundraising activities and tea travelers and agents became established right across Australia and New Zealand.” – hamodava.com

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