Attraction Birthplace of PL Travers

Birthplace of PL Travers
[email protected] 1800 214 789 4190 5742 Kent StreetCorner Richmond StreetMaryborough, Queensland 4650 Maryborough Fraser Island Visitor Information CentrePO Box 1943Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655
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Featured on Maryborough’s Walk and Drive Tour – this rendered brick building, the Former Australian Joint Stock Bank, was built in 1882 for the Maryborough Branch of the Australian Joint Stock Bank. The Union Bank occupied the building from 1906. The classic revival style includes an arched entrance and upper level Corinthian pillars.

In 1899, during the time her father was the manager of the bank, Helen Lyndon Goff was born in the residence above. Later using the pseudonym P.L. Travers, she wrote the Mary Poppins series of books.

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Kent StreetCorner Richmond StreetMaryborough, Queensland 4650