Nena Benton, 1940-2007


He Wahine Rangatira

Pride of place in any list of workers on this land must be conceded to the late Nena Benton, a remarkable woman who combined academic excellence, a passion for social justice, and the capacity for sheer hard physical work which would have put many a younger person to shame during the last 10 years of her life. She died at home here on May 15, 2007, at the age of 67, after a long battle with metastasized breast cancer, during most of which she had continued to work actively in her beloved gardens.

By clicking on the links, you can read a brief biography, some of the tributes that were paid to Nena at her funeral, and an obituary that appeared in the Waikato Tree Crops Association Newsletter.


Nena Benton

Te Mära Reo, c/o Benton Family Trust, "Tumanako", RD 1, Taupiri, Waikato 3791, Aotearoa / New Zealand. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand License