Alberton Tea Towel

  • $1500


Lovingly rendered line drawing of one of Alberton's Raj inspired turrets reproduced on an unbleached cotton tea towel  - an item honouring the past yet inspiring the future!

Right now though you can pair it with the Highwic Tea Towel, gift it (or them), or simply hang it in your kitchen and dry the odd dish.

Printed in New Zealand. 100% Cotton

Situated on the lower slopes of Mt Albert and once the centrepiece of a 500-acre country estate, Alberton began life as a two-storey farmhouse built in 1863 by Allan Kerr Taylor. He inherited a fortune from his father, a colonel in the British Army stationed in India.

As Allan Kerr Taylor’s wealth grew, so did the size of his family of ten children, borne by his second wife Sophia, a suffragette. In 1872 Alberton was expanded to a fashionable, 18-room mansion with a strong Indian theme inspired by his country of birth. For the latter part of the nineteenth-century it was renowned for events such as balls, hunts and garden parties.

Alberton is beautiful, a genteel oasis in the heart of suburban Mt Albert. For visiting hours, event information and other interesting details check out the website below:

http://www.heritage.org.nz/places/places-to-visit/auckland-region/alberton

 


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