Story: Inheritance

Mausoleum of William Larnach

Mausoleum of William Larnach

William Larnach, a businessman and politician, died intestate when he took his own life in 1898. The value of his estate was not large compared to what it had once been, but his family disagreed over the distribution of his property and engaged in court action. This mausoleum, in Dunedin's Northern Cemetery, was built by Larnach after his first wife died in 1881. It contains the remains of Larnach, his three wives, his daughter Kate and son Donald.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 4 July 2009, p. 45
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Ann Dupuis, 'Inheritance - Wills, trusts and bequests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 January 2022)

Story by Ann Dupuis, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 3 Oct 2018