The open day will start with a presentation on the building’s history and its famous architect, F.D.G. Stanley by councillor for community, heritage and family services, George Seymour.
The open day will start with a presentation on the building’s history and its famous architect, F.D.G. Stanley by councillor for community, heritage and family services, George Seymour. Contributed

Your chance to view inside the birthplace of Mary Poppins

THE Fraser Coast Regional Council recently bought the former Joint Stock Bank Building on the corner of Kent and Richmond Streets, Maryborough: the birthplace of P.L. Travers - the creative genius behind Mary Poppins.

Given the significant interest in the heritage-listed building, an open day has been arranged for October 31 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

The open day will start with a presentation on the building's history and its famous architect, F.D.G. Stanley by councillor for community, heritage and family services, George Seymour.

Visitors will be able to explore the building, including the upstairs room where P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, was born.

The building was constructed during 1882 as the Australian Joint Stock Bank.  It was later used by the Union Bank, the Queensland Government and as a shop.



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