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A website site that answers the question:

Where did Mary Poppins come from?

This page and new website are under construction - check back for new and revised content soon!

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Email: bowral@jonesthegrocer.com

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Latest News! Bowral Tulip Time Parade Features Mary Poppins Birthplace Float

Spit spot! Tell me the short version of the Mary Poppins Birthplace story please!

Who is Mary Poppins? Melissa McShane & The Mary Poppins Plaza idea
Who was P.L. Travers and what is her connection with Australia? 45 Holly Street - The author's Bowral home
Bowral - Birthplace of Mary Poppins? The Mary Poppins Birthplace Parade Float
Mary Poppins - the books Literary Prize and other projects
Mary Poppins - the film Southern Highlands BOOKtrail & Australia's First Book Town
Mary Poppins Now Reborn on the London Stage! Other Links

Acknowledgements: The content on this website is indebted to many sources and attribution is given where possible. In particular, it draws on the biography of PL Travers by Valerie Lawson Out of the Sky She Came (1999) and conversations with a longtime friend of P.L. Travers, Patricia Feltham. But no inference should be drawn that this or any other attribution indicates endorsement by those individuals of the website's content. In particular, neither individual is making the claim that Bowral is the birthplace of Mary Poppins. Responsibility for that claim and all the website content is accepted by Paul McShane, Convenor - BookTown Australia info@booktown.com.au