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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Heron, Mrs. Henry

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Heron, Mrs. Henry (Emilie Matilda Australie Manning), better known under her literary pseudonym, "Australie," was the daughter of Sir W. M. Manning (q.v.). She was born in New South Wales in 1845, and married, in 1873, Henry Heron, a solicitor in Sydney. Having visited England, where she remained for two years and a half, she adopted literary pursuits, and contributed tales and essays to the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sydney Mail. She also published a volume of poems, entitled "The Balance of Pain" (George Bell & Sons: London, 1877), and died in Sydney on August 25th, 1890.