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Margaret Mahy (1936–2012)

Margaret Mahy was born on March 21, 1936 in Whakatane, New Zealand. She was a writer and actress, known for The Haunting of Barney Palmer (1987), Maddigan's Quest (2005) and The Great White Man-Eating Shark (1992). She died on July 23, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand. See full bio »

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 2005 Maddigan's Quest (TV Series)
 1994 Keeping House (Short) (book)
 1994 The Three-Legged Cat (Short) (book)
 1993 Typhon's People (TV Movie)
 1992 The Great White Man-Eating Shark (Short) (from the book by)
 1989 Strangers (TV Series) (written by)
 1988 Playbus (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1987 Aliens in the Family (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... (novel)
 1987 Dramarama (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- The Horrible Story (1987) ... (by)
 1987 The Haunting of Barney Palmer (TV Movie) (adaptation) / (novel "The Haunting")
 1986 Cuckoo Land (TV Series)
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 2010 Kaitangata Twitch (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Storyteller

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Because reading widely as I did, I rapidly came to feel that everything worthwhile had already been written. See more »


She studied at Auckland University College from 1952 to 1954 and Canterbury University College, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in 1955. A solo mother of two, she attended the New Zealand Library School so she could work as a librarian during the day and write her stories at night. See more »



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