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.