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A monument commemorates Pamela L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins.

Pamela Travers was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Maryborough, Queensland, on 9th August, 1899. Her family moved to Allora, when she was three. After the death of her father in 1907, the family moved to New South Wales. Taking the name, Pamela Travers, she pursued a career on the stage, touring with a theatre company through regional NSW and New Zealand during 1921-22.

By this time she had begun to write and publish poetry, as well as newspaper columns. In February 1924, she fulfilled a long-held dream and sailed for England and Ireland and began her career as the writer, P.L. Travers. She only ever returned once to visit Australia, for two weeks in 1963.

The monument was relocated from New England Highway and South Street in 2014.


Address:Herbert & Drayton Streets, Allora, 4362
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.033684
Long: 151.982922
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

P.L.Travers Born Helen Lyndon Goff 1899 - 1996

Author of the Mary Poppins books spent some of her formative years in Allora.

Source: MA
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