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Supposed heir to millions: Mr. Horace Bennett, of Whananaki. It is believed that an heir to an American fortune, computed in millions, has been found in Mr. Horace Bennett, a half estate native of Whananaki. His father, a sailor on a whaling ship, married the daughter of Maori chieftain and has since died. The fortuneis reported to have been bequeathed to the younger Bennett by his grandfather.

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AWNS-19130619-16-2

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Palmer, T G
Auckland Weekly News Palmer, T G Auckland Weekly News
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Date
19 JUNE 1913

Date Period
1910-1919

Subjects
Portraits, Bennett, Horace, Whananaki, Heirs, Estates, Sailors, Ships, Maori - Chiefs, WhalingPortraitsBennett, HoraceWhananakiHeirsEstatesSailorsShipsMaori - ChiefsWhaling
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 19 JUNE 1913 p016

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A head and shoulders portrait of Mr. Horace Bennett of Whananaki. It was believed he was an heir to millions of US dollars. He owned half an estate-native of Whananaki. His father, a sailor on a whaling ship, married the daughter of a Maori chief before he passed away. His fortune reported to have been bequeathed to the younger Bennett by his grandfather.