Hilda C. Temple Kerr Hilda C. Temple Kerr i(A26231 works by) (birth name: Hilda Constance Temple) (a.k.a. Hilda Temple; Mrs Dr Kerr)
Also writes as: Hilda E. Temple Kerr
Born: Established: 1874 Ararat, Ararat area, Grampians - Pyrenees area, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: Jun 1956 Brighton, Brighton - Moorabbin area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Female
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Daughter of George Temple and Mary McAuslane of Castlemaine, Hilda married James Kerr in 1893 and lived at Lincluden, Raymond Street, Orbost. Her husband was a Scot who had come to Australia as a ship's doctor and practised in NSW before visiting Orbost on a government vaccination programme. He liked Orbost and returned there, its first doctor, until his death in 1928. Hilda was sometimes referred to as 'Mrs Dr Kerr.'

She and her sisters Mabel Stewart Temple (q.v.). and Margaret Ferrie Temple all wrote poems and songs.

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  • Some of her poetry was published by E. W. Cole, Melbourne, as songs with lyrics by Hilda E. Temple Kerr and music composed by W. R. Furlong.
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