Cabinet photograph [untitled]; 19th century; XAH.GH.1.4




Cabinet photograph [untitled]

About this object

This black and white cabinet photograph pictures one of the Kerr Taylor daughters, mostly likely Adeline Violet. She is seated on a chair and wears a white dress with a scalloped hem and sash around her waist.

Adeline Violet was born on 11 March 1874 to Allan and Sophia Kerr Taylor. She lived at Alberton in Mount Albert, Auckland, with her four sisters, Winifred, Mildred, Daisy, and Muriel, and her four brothers, Vincent, Hector, Theodore, and Lancelot. Adeline attended a small private primary school in Morningside, Auckland, which consisted of only 10 pupils. She later attended Auckland Girls’ High School.

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

Out of her four sisters, Adeline was the only one to marry. This was a great disappointment to her mother who was domineering and over-possessive, as she believed nobody was good enough to marry her daughters. Adeline married Albert Edward Gilmore, a shipping agent and Army officer, on 15 November 1894 at St. Andrew’s Church in Epsom, Auckland. They went to live in England in 1900 and had four children. (1)

(1) Jan Harris, ‘Alberton and Its Family,’ 1999

Date Made

19th century


16.8 x 10.8cm

Object Type

Cabinet photograph

Medium and Materials

Photograph and 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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