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12-May-2015
12-May-2015

Photographs supplied by Fred Brunings / Erich Nussbaumer

A statue commemorates the work of P.L. Travers who was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Maryborough in 1899. The statue it is a tribute to the literary skills of P.L.Travers and the amazing worldwide success of the series of Mary Poppins novels.

Pamela Lyndon Travers, OBE (born Helen Lyndon Goff; 9 August 1899 – 23 April 1996), was an Australian born novelist actress and journalist. She was known for her fictional children's book series featuring the magical English nanny, Mary Poppins.

Location

Address:Kent & Richmond Streets, Maryborough, 4650
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.539066
Long: 152.70437
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts
Monument Designer:Dr. Rhyl Hinwood

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 9th August, 2005
Front Inscription

(Plaque)
MARYBOROUGH IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF
               P L TRAVERS
CREATOR OF MARY POPPINS

THIS STATUE WAS UNVEILED ON 
            9 AUGUST 2005,
THE 106TH ANNIVERSARY OF
                     OF
       P L TRAVERS' BIRTH
         BY HER FRIEND
       PATRICIA FELTHAM

   IT IS A TRIBUTE TO THE AUTHOR
AND THE IMPORTANT PLACE SHE HOLDS
   IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

SCULPTOR : DR RHYL HINWOOD
         HON D PHIL (QLD) 



 

 

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