Australian Literary Monuments #1 - Mary Poppins

Mary_Poppins.jpg Statue of Mary Poppins

Helen Lyndon Goff was born in Maryborough, Queensland, on 9 August 1899. She is mainly known for the creation of the magical British super-nanny, Mary Poppins, ("practically perfect in every way"), which she wrote under the pseudonym P. L. Travers. The character achieved world-wide renown after the release of the Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins, featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, in 1964. Goff (Travers) wrote 6 Mary Poppins books from 1934 to 1989. She died in London on 23 April 1996. The best source of material on this writer can be found at the Wikipedia Mary Poppins entry. The picture shows a statue of the character Mary Poppins which was erected on the streets of Maryborough earlier this year.

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