Open House - The birth place of PL Travers ( the bank building on the corner of Kent and Richmond Streets) has been purchased by the Fraser Coast Regional Council - Proud Marys Diane Gringer, Joanne Jones and Margaret Cook stand in the birth room of the author. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Open House - The birth place of PL Travers ( the bank building on the corner of Kent and Richmond Streets) has been purchased by the Fraser Coast Regional Council - Proud Marys Diane Gringer, Joanne Jones and Margaret Cook stand in the birth room of the author. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle Valerie Horton

Mary Poppins' birth place opened to the public

THE intimate magic of Mary Poppins came alive on the weekend with her creator's birthplace open to the public for a look in.

Heritage councillor George Seymour acted as a tour guide on Saturday for the opening of the former Joint Stock Bank Building.

While it was not the first time the building had been opened, Cr Seymour said it was the first time in recent memory people could go upstairs.

"It was the first time in a while people had the chance to go upstairs and see where P.L Travers was born," he said.

In September the Fraser Coast Regional Council purchased the property, on the corner of Kent and Richmond Sts, for $420,000.

Open House - The birth place of PL Travers ( the bank building on the corner of Kent and Richmond Streets) has been purchased by the Fraser Coast Regional Council - Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Open House - The birth place of PL Travers ( the bank building on the corner of Kent and Richmond Streets) has been purchased by the Fraser Coast Regional Council - Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle Valerie Horton


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