Mary Jane Bennett
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Mary moved to New Zealand in 1840. She soon married George White Bennett. In 1852 George took the position of lighthouse keeper at Pencarrow Head. Following the death of her husband in 1855, Mary worked at the lighthouse. In January 1859 a good lighthouse building was made. She was selected as keeper. Pencarrow Lighthouse was the first permanent lighthouse in New Zealand.