Melissa McShane & The Mary Poppins statue

A website site that answers the question:

Where did Mary Poppins come from?

"Poppins" plan takes flight     Southern Highlands News 7 June 2005

Project Poppins finds support   Southern Highlands News 19 August 2005

A tribute to Mary Poppins  Southern Highlands News 17 July 2009      

A magical nanny goes home to Bowral  Sydney Morning Herald 22 August 2009      

Melissa and Paul McShane SMH 22 Aug 2009 Photo: James Brickwood
What a life to lead! . . . Melissa McShane and her father, Paul, browse through Mary Poppins material at the State Library.
Photo: James Brickwood
Melissa McShane
Melissa McShane on the Mary Poppins trail
Photo: Robyn Murray Southern Highlands News

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Latest News!

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

Who is Mary Poppins? Melissa McShane & The Mary Poppins statue
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

Southern Highlands BOOKtrail & Australia's First Book Town

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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

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