Frederick Bennett (bishop)

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Rt Rev. Frederick Augustus Bennett CMG (1872 – 16 September 1950) was a New Zealand Anglican Suffragan Bishop in the first half of the 20th century.[1][2][3] He was born in 1872,[4] educated at Nelson College and ordained in 1897.[5] He began his career as a Missionary to the Māori in Southern Taranaki. He was then at Rotorua from 1905 to 1917. He Assistant Superintendent of the Māori Mission in Hawkes Bay until 1928 when he became the Suffragan Bishop of Aotearoa in the Diocese of Waiapu. His son later occupied the role.

He married Hana Te Unuhi Mere Paaka (Hannah Mary Park) (? - August 1909).[2]

In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[6]

He died on 16 September 1950.[7]


  1. ^ 1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
  2. ^ a b Bennett, Manu A. (30 October 2012). "Bennett, Frederick Augustus". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  3. ^ EJ Westerman (1948). "Right Rev. Frederick Augustus Bennett" (PDF). University of Canterbury (Thesis). Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947
  6. ^ "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Bishop Of Aotearoa The Times Monday, Sep 18, 1950; pg. 10; Issue 51799; col G
Religious titles
New title Bishop of Aotearoa
Succeeded by
Wiremu Netana Panapa