Cabinet photograph [Muriel Kerr Taylor?]; 19th century; XAH.GH.1.20




Cabinet photograph [Muriel Kerr Taylor?]

About this object

This black and white photograph pictures Muriel Hyacinth Kerr Taylor. She is seated on a chair that has been draped with a sheepskin and is wearing a white dress with a scalloped hem.

Muriel was born on 17 January 1887 to Allan and Sophia Kerr Taylor. She lived at Alberton in Mount Albert, Auckland, with her three sisters, Winifred, Muriel, and Violet, and her four brothers Vincent, Hector, Lancelot and Theodore.

During her childhood, Muriel attended Mount Albert School and played a variety of sports including hockey, tennis and golf. She was also very musically talented and often performed concerts with her sisters and mother. Every Sunday she attended services with her family at St. Luke's Church in Mount Albert, as well as Sunday School which was instructed by her mother and older sisters. (1)

(1) Jan Harris, 'Alberton and its Family', 1999

For more information about the Kerr Taylor family and Alberton, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Date Made

19th century


16.4 x 10.8cm

Object Type


Medium and Materials

Photograph, Cardboard

Credit Line

Collection of Alberton, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from
Alberton   Alberton

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