A painted wooden timbrel [tambourine] in black and red, with blue, red and yellow silken ribbons attached and a transfer of Salvation Army imagery inside the skin of the instrument. It has two rows of off set pairs of metal discs on short rods set into the wood of the timbrel, and a finger hold.
Cath Solomon collection
The Salvation Army has been active in Australia since the early 1880s. It has made a significant charitable contribution to Australian society and has become a recognisable organisation through its Red Shield Appeal, emergency housing programs, counselling services and 'Salvos Stores'. Cath Solomon worked in Indigenous communities and children's ministry, becoming a Divisional Envoy in the Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale areas. The Salvation Army supports the process of reconciliation in Australia, having developed an Aboriginal Ministry Advisory Council (SAAMAC) in 1995 and the Multicultural and Indigenous Australia Council (SAMIAC) in 2004 to guide its efforts.
Wood, Metal - non specific, Textile - non specific, Animal hide