Who is Mary Poppins?
A website site that answers the question:
Where did Mary Poppins come from?
Mary Poppins is a character created by author, P.L. Travers.
She is a mysterious woman who has magical powers. She enters the lives of the Banks' family at 17 Cherry Tree Lane as their nanny. Nothing is ever really the same for family after that.
The illustrator of the original books was Mary Shepard.
Although the books were very popular, it was later depictions of the Mary Poppins character that have ensured the character's worldwide fame.
Click on one of the links below to find out more...
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|
|Southern Highlands BOOKtrail & Australia's First Book Town|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org