Story: Inheritance

Spending the inheritance

Spending the inheritance

In the 21st century it was becoming less common for ageing parents to carefully preserve the bulk of their assets so these could be inherited by their children. This cartoon illustrates an extreme version of this social change.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0004945
Cartoon by Alistair Nisbet

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How to cite this page:

Ann Dupuis, 'Inheritance - Inheritance matters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

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