Maning, F. E.


Frederick Edward Maning


5 Jul, 1811 (possibly 1812); Dublin, Ireland


25 July, 1883; London, England



F. E. Maning lived in New Zealand for nearly 50 years and is buried in Auckland. He wrote during the New Zealand land wars in the mid 1800s and only completed two books, though he started another (Young New Zealand). Those two books, however, have become known as New Zealand classics.[1]


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Despite the titles sounding like non-fiction historical accounts, both books were fictitious, though based on Maning's real life experiences.

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  1. David Colquhoun. 'Maning, Frederick Edward - Biography', from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 1-Sep-10 URL: accessed 18 October 2012

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