Book, 'May's Guide to Farming in New Zealand'; Joseph May; Circa 1869; XAH.C.270

From

Alberton

Name/Title

Book, 'May's Guide to Farming in New Zealand'

About this object

Book; entitled 'May's Guide to Farming in New Zealand', by Joseph May, published in Auckland by George T Chapman and printed by W Atkins. This book has a green hard cover with white printed label on the front. 'A K Taylor / Alberton / 1869' is written in ink on the front page.

Allan Kerr Taylor began life as a farmer and Alberton was originally a farm house, located on the over 500 acres of land Taylor had purchased at Mt Albert. However he quickly became involved in provincial politics and the family's income soon shifted from farming to land sales and company investments. The house's conversion to a fashionable mansion probably occurred sometime in the 1870s. Alberton remained a self-sufficient country estate, or at least retained aspects of this, up until 1972 when it was bequeathed to the Historic Places Trust.

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

Maker

Joseph May

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Author

Maker

George T Chapman

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Publisher

Maker

W Atkins (estab. 19th Century)

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Printer

Date Made

Circa 1869

Medium and Materials

paper

Measurements

18.9 x 25.7 x 1.4cm

Credit Line

Collection of Alberton, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Book

Object number

XAH.C.270

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from
Alberton   Alberton
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