Preserving jar and contents; Early 1970s; XAH.W.13.2
Preserving jar and contentsAbout this object
Preserving jar and contents; a large clear glass preserving jar moulded with 'Dominion / SPECIAL', and with a metal screw thread lid. The jar was made in Canada. It contains peaches most likely preserved by Muriel Kerr Taylor in the 1970s.
The orchard at Alberton included ginger lilies, a guava hedge, quinces, apples, pears, peaches and array of other fruit which Muriel Kerr Taylor, the last remaining family member to live in the house, was still preserving in the 1970s. When all three of 'the aunts', Mildred, Winifred, and Muriel, were living at Alberton each had their own area of the orchard, as well as their own section of an extensive vegetable garden.
For more information about the Kerr Taylor family and Alberton, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.
Early 1970sMedium and Materials
glass; fruit; metalCredit Line
Collection of Alberton, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere TaongaObject Type
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