Mary Poppins

About Mary Poppins

THE AUTHOR

"Practically perfect in every way" - Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins with umbrella and bag

About Mary Poppins

About Mary Poppins

P.L. Travers

Maryborough, Queensland has a unique link to the world’s most famous nanny that no other place in the world can claim. It is the birthplace of Mary Poppins author Pamela Lyndon Travers, whose beloved novels were brilliantly adapted for the popular Disney movie of the same name and the award-winning musical.

Pamela Travers was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Maryborough on 9 August 1899 to parents Margaret and Robert Goff. Helen’s father was the manager of the Australian Joint Stock Bank, and she was born in a bedroom of the second storey residence of the building in Kent Street.

After spending the first few years of her life in Maryborough, her family moved to Brisbane then Ipswich, Allora, Bowral and then Sydney.

In Sydney, Helen began a career as a dancer and an actress appearing mainly in Shakespearean plays in Australia and New Zealand. At the age of 25 Helen moved to England seeking literary fame and fortune, adopting the name P.L Travers for her writing.

Mary Poppins is one of those stories from our childhood that never fails to elicit joy and insights into who we are.

Each of the charming and fanciful Poppins tales is full of life lessons and perceptions, shared in a way that people of all ages can absorb.

Good stories always have the power to transform how we view the world. They affirm who we are, where we come from and where we hope to go.

Parents and grandparents teach us through stories. Our place in the world is understood through the memories held in our stories.

PL Travers understood that sharing stories is a powerful way of connecting with others, as well as cultivating a rich cultural heritage.

About Mary Poppins

P.L Travers

Maryborough, Queensland has a unique link to the world’s most famous nanny that no other place in the world can claim. It is the birthplace of Mary Poppins author Pamela Lyndon Travers, whose beloved novels were brilliantly adapted for the popular Disney movie of the same name and the award-winning musical.
Pamela Travers was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Maryborough on 9 August 1899 to parents Margaret and Robert Goff. Helen’s father was the manager of the Australian Joint Stock Bank, and she was born in a bedroom of the second storey residence of the building on Kent Street.
After spending the first few years of her life in Maryborough, her family moved to Brisbane then Ipswich, Allora, Bowral and then Sydney.
In Sydney, Helen began a career as a dancer and an actress appearing mainly in Shakespearean plays in Australia and New Zealand. At the age of 25, Helen moved to England seeking literary fame and fortune, adopting the name P.L Travers for her writing.
Mary Poppins is one of those stories from our childhood that never fails to elicit joy and insights into who we are. Each of the charming and fanciful Poppins tales is full of life lessons and perceptions, shared in a way that people of all ages can absorb.

Good stories always have the power to transform how we view the world. They affirm who we are, where we come from and where we hope to go.
Parents and grandparents teach us through stories. Our place in the world is understood through the memories held in our stories.

PL Travers understood that sharing stories is a powerful way of connecting with others, as well as cultivating a rich cultural heritage.