Book, 'The art of canning, smoking, pickling, drying and otherwise preserving me...
Book, 'The art of canning, smoking, pickling, drying and otherwise preserving meats, fowl, game, fruit and berries'About this object
Book; entitled 'The art of canning, smoking, pickling, drying and otherwise preserving meats, fowl, game, fruit and berries'; published in New York by Hurst & Co, circa 1882. A soft bound book with an illustrated cover. The title on the cover reads 'The Art of Canning: Pickling, Preserving, Curing &c.'.
Alberton began life as a farm house, and despite the gradual sale of most of the land, retained aspects of its former self-sufficiency up until 1972. Roaming the land were sheep, cattle, and horses, along with other animals, including pigs, fowls, ducks, guinea hens and turkeys. Allan Kerr Taylor bred hunters and from 1886, possibly earlier, the Taylors gave an annual luncheon for the Pakuranga Hunt before the afternoon sport over Alberton and Mount Albert. Alberton also had an orchard, with guava trees, quinces, apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, lemons and an orange grove. Muriel Kerr Taylor, the Taylors’ youngest daughter and the last of the family to reside at Alberton, was still preserving fruit circa the 1970s.
For more information about the Kerr Taylor family and Alberton, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.
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