Miss Kerr was born at Bacchus Marsh, Vic., probably in 1900 as her death certificate shows that she was 27 years of age when she died. Her death was also at Bacchus Marsh and the date 10 July 1927.
She attended the Presbyterian Ladies College, Melbourne, during the latter part of her secondary education, and then proceeded to the University of Melbourne (c. 1919-23). After graduation she remained at the Botany Department of the University, doing research work under Professor A. J. Ewart until shortly before her death. Papers published were 'The Lignotubers of Eucalypts', Proc. Roy. Soc. Vic. 34(1925) and A Note on the Symbiosis of Loranthus and Eucalyptus, Proc. Roy. Soc. Vic. 37(1928).Source: Extracted from: Hall, N. (1978) Botanists of the eucalypts. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne