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Manning, Western Australia


The land was originally purchased by Henry Manning in 1856. He was a bachelor and his land in Perth was administered by his brother Charles Alexander Manning who arrived in the colony in 1854 and subsequently became Mayor of Fremantle. The land was left to his brother's descendants. In 1936/37 167 acres was sold by the family to the Christian Brothers for the construction of Aquinas College. The suburb became a State Housing Commission project in 1948, being named the Manning Estate during subdivision and Manning eventually becoming the official name of the area.[2]

Mark Manning, a direct descendant of Henry Manning and a Civil Engineer, has retained close links to the suburb by claiming it has been named in his honour.

Schools in Manning are Manning Primary School on Ley Street, St Pius X Catholic Primary School on the corner of Ley Street and Cloister Avenue, and Curtin Primary School (formerly Koonawarra Primary School) on Goss Avenue.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Manning (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – M". Retrieved 2008-10-10.