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Eva Burrows

Eva Burrows rose rapidly through the ranks of the Salvation Army to become its remarkably successful world leader.
Series : Australian Biography Series 6 | Year : 1997 | Total Duration : 26 Minutes | Producer : Robin Hughes, Linda Kruger
Director : Robin Hughes, Linda Kruger |
Archival colour footage MS Salvation Army marching band, good MS Eva Burrows in uniform signalling with finger. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about leadership.
Access No. 132454 | 20 secs | Unknown, 1990s, | Australia | © ABC Television | Colour |
Still colour photograph Eva Burrows in Salvation Army uniform clasping hands with Mother Teresa. Colour photo Eva speaking at lectern. Colour photo Eva and other Salvation Army officers, pan to Ronald Reagan, all with heads bowed. B&W photo Eva with Bob Hawke. Interview Eva Burrows,1990s, talking about inspiring others. Colour photo Eva in uniform singing with arm raised. Super. B&W photo Eva as young girl. Interview Eva about being born at start of Depression.
Access No. 132455 | 40 secs | Unknown, 1990s, | Australia; USA | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Still b&w photograph Burrows family, Lismore, 1930s. Colour photo people gathered outside Salvation Army church hall, Tighes Hill. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about her parents not having much to live on. Detail of b&w photo Eva's mother in Salvation Army uniform. Full family portrait photo, all in uniform. Interview Eva about her family sharing the life of poverty with people around them during Depression. B&W photo portrait of Eva.
Access No. 132456 | 56 secs | 1930s, 1990s, | Australia | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s talking about wanting to do well and achieve from young age, knowing she would be a leader when she was at Brisbane State High School. Still b&w photograph, 1940s Brisbane State High School prefects, school captain Eva Burrows sitting front centre. Interview Eva about not wanting to be involved with Salvation Army which was too strict, while being popular at high school.
Access No. 132457 | 1 min 14 secs | 1940s, 1990s, | Australia | © Brisbane State High School | Colour |
Still b&w photograph Eva Burrows in hat and gloves, taken at sister's wedding, 1948.
Access No. 132458 | 11 secs | 1940s | Australia | © Eva Burrows | B&W |
Still b&w photograph exterior arts building and entrance at Queensland University. B&W photo main university building on George Street, Brisbane. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about joining the Christian Union at Queensland University.
Access No. 132459 | 23 secs | 1950s, 1990s, | Brisbane, QLD, Australia; Melbourne, VIC, Australia | © The University of Queensland Libraries | Colour |
Still b&w photograph Eva Burrows as young woman in Salvation Army bonnet. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about going to a big Salvation Army youth event and on that day finding a strong conviction that the Salvation Army was the place that God wanted her to be. Colour portrait photo Eva in graduation garb, 1948. B&W photo Eva with two African girls holding timbrels, Howard Institute, Africa, 1950s. B&W photo Eva in Guides uniform. Interview Eva about feeling compelled to be a missionary and teacher.
Access No. 132460 | 1 min 7 secs | Unknown, 1990s, | Africa; Australia | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Still b&w photograph Eva Burrows and another lady in white uniforms in African village. Super: Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe), 1952. Colour photo Eva with group of African girls in grey uniforms, 1954. Colour photo Eva addressing girls from Howard Institute in bush, 1957. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about communicating with African students. Colour photo Eva with colourful group of African girls and witch doctor. Colour photo Eva outside grass hut with boy. Colour photo Eva standing with group of young male teachers at Howard Institute, 1960.
Access No. 132461 | 37 secs | 1950s, 1990s, | Africa; Australia | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about learning the African language. Still colour photograph Eva Burrows dancing with African girl guide, others sitting in circle watching. Interview Eva about the mixture of African and western cultures. Colour photo, 1954, CU faces of African girls guides in full uniform, pan to Eva sitting in front row. Interview Eva about being in Zimbabwe during the announcement and declaration of independence and feeling very sad about this.
Access No. 132462 | 2 mins 4 secs | 1950s, 1990s, | Australia; Africa | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Still colour photograph, 1960, Eva Burrows standing with group of African male teachers at Howard Institute. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about neutral position taken by Salvation Army with Zimbabwe's move for independence. Colour photo, 1962, Eva with two African graduates in red blazers, Eva shaking hands with one. Interview Eva about the Salvation Army always being keen to encourage black leadership in Zimbabwe, being told of a new appointment to the Salvation Army's international college in London and leaving Africa.
Access No. 132463 | 1 min 37 secs | 1960s, 1990s, | Africa; Australia | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Still b&w portrait photograph, 1966, Eva Burrows in Salvation Army major uniform. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about the grief of having to leave Africa. Colour photo, 1976, Eva standing with class of African girls, domestic science students. Interview Eva about her new posting in London being due to her performance as a school principal and leadership skills. B&W photo, 1970s, Eva as principal at Salvation Army International College, London, standing at lectern, smiling.
Access No. 132464 | 53 secs | 1960s, 1970s, | Australia; Africa; England, UK | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about various promotions and being made Salvation Army territorial commander of Sri Lanka. Still b&w photograph, Sri Lanka, 1977, Eva Burrows wearing sari. Super. Interview Eva about having a very devout Buddhist cook in Sri Lanka. B&W photo Eva offering bread to two older Indian (or Sri Lankan?) men. B&W photo Eva sitting in chair, India. B&W photo Eva reading at lectern with other Salvation Army officers on stage, India. B&W photo Eva standing with girls in national dress, Scotland, one African girl in kaftan.
Access No. 132465 | 2 mins 8 secs | 1970s, 1990s, | Australia; Sri Lanka; India; Scotland, UK | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about having a coronary (heart attack) when she got to Scotland and having an amazing experience in hospital. Still colour photograph, 1970s, African girl, Lillian Chitaruro, ex student of Eva's. Interview Eva about being looked after by an ex student while in hospital.
Access No. 132466 | 1 min 5 secs | 1970s, 1990s, | Australia | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Newspaper article, 1980s, headlined ÒWoman heads Army in Australian SouthernÓ with small photograph of Eva Burrows. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about being the first woman to be a Salvation Army commander in Australia. Newspaper article ÒAround the CorpsÓ with photos of Eva Burrows' first day in office. Newspaper article headlined ÒAustralia needs revival, says new Southern leaderÓ with photo of Eva Burrows. Interview Eva about concern amongst the men as to whether she would be able to make it as a commander in Australia.
Access No. 132467 | 42 secs | 1980s, 1990s, | Australia | © Salvation Army | Colour |
Still b&w photograph, 1980s, Eva Burrows in white Salvation Army uniform sitting at desk with book. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about skepticism turning to acknowledgment and admiration of her wide experience when appointed Salvation Army commander in Australia.
Access No. 132468 | 28 secs | 1980s, 1990s, | Australia | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Archival colour footage, 1990s, Salvation Army band, vs marching, onlookers, Eva Burrows signalling with finger. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about feeling a great sense of awe when she was elected as the Salvation Army's world leader (general).
Access No. 132469 | 22 secs | 1990s, 1990s, | Australia | © ABC Television | Colour |
Still b&w portrait photograph Eva Burrows in uniform as Salvation Army general. B&W photos detail from group of Eva's father and mother. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about her thoughts about her late parents at the time she became general (world leader) for the Salvation Army.
Access No. 132470 | 28 secs | Unknown, 1990s, | Australia | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Pull back from photograph of Eva Burrows to newspaper headline ÒAustralian Woman to be World LeaderÓ, 1980s. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about pleasure around the world at her appointment as world leader for the Salvation Army. Colour front cover of ÒThe War CryÓ newspaper, July 2 1988, with photo of Eva Burrows and celebrating people. Interview Eva about the cheering when announcement was made of her appointment as general.
Access No. 132471 | 34 secs | 1980s, 1990s, | Australia | © Salvation Army | Colour |
Still b&w photograph Eva Burrows as Salvation Army general, working at desk. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about restructuring of the Salvation Army movement and the importance of having a well-run organisation. Colour photo Eva addressing meeting. Colour photo Eva sitting at desk. Interview Eva about the big difference in running a big corporation and the Salvation Army which has its first motivation to do God's will, and hers being a divine appointment.
Access No. 132472 | 2 mins 34 secs | 1980s, 1990s, | Australia | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Still colour photograph Eva Burrows in Red Square, Moscow, with two Russian officers. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about the opportunities arising from the breakdown of Communism in Eastern Europe.
Access No. 132473 | 32 secs | 1980s, 1990s, | Moscow, Russia; Australia | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Archival colour footage people pulling down Berlin Wall, 1989, VS German people showing joy and victory. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about Salvation Army's position when the Berlin Wall came down and the Eastern block became opened up to them.
Access No. 132474 | 19 secs | 1980s, 1990s, | Germany; Australia | © ABC Television | Colour |
Still colour photograph Eva Burrows as Salvation Army general, holding hands with gypsy child in Leningrad. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about calling Salvation Army European leaders and deciding to go into countries that had previously been closed to the Salvation Army. Colour photo Eva with Czech leader Vaclev Havel, Prague,1991. Super. Colour photo Eva and Vaclev Havel laughing together. Interview Eva about being told by Havel that the Salvation Army name had been in disrepute during the Communist era, but proven to the people to be wrong after liberation.
Access No. 132475 | 1 min 13 secs | 1990s | Russia; Czechoslovakia; Australia | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Still b&w photograph pan down from statue in Prague to Eva Burrows with another woman giving speech (preaching). Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about meeting Fidel Castro. Colour photo Eva shaking hands with Fidel Castro, Cuba, 1992. Super. Interview Eva about Castro revealing his compassion for his people to her. Detail previous photo Eva shaking hands with Castro. Interview Eva about thoughts on Castro never having found the truth in the Christian Faith.
Access No. 132476 | 1 min 18 secs | 1990s | Czechoslovakia; Cuba; Australia | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Still b&w photograph Eva Burrows with Indian Salvation Army officers, all in white uniforms. B&W photo Eva signing in autograph book for two young girls. Interview Eva Burrows, 1990s, talking about thoughts on relationships with men, having to make a big decision between a special friendship and her ministry. B&W portrait photograph Eva in uniform. Interview Eva about her own confidence, awareness of her gifts from her parents and God, not being a proud person, but grateful. Fade to black.
Access No. 132477 | 3 mins 13 secs | 1990s | India; Australia | © Eva Burrows | Colour |
Archival colour footage Salvation Army officers marching, band following.
Access No. 132478 | 8 secs | Unknown | Australia | © ABC Television | Colour |