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02-July-2014
02-July-2014

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Russell Byers / John Huth

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

P L Travers Park which honour the author was officially opened on the 23rd April 2018. 

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.

Location

Address:Herbert & Drayton Streets, P L Travers Park, Allora, 4362
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.033684
Long: 151.982922
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts
Monument Designer:Vern Foss

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2005
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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