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The Former Australian Joint Stock Bank the birth place of PL Travers.
The entrance of the former Australian Joint Stock Bank.
Map of Birthplace of PL Travers
Kent Street
Corner Richmond Street
Queensland 4650 Australia

Birthplace of PL Travers
Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area

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1800 214 789


Featured on Maryborough's Walk and Drive Tour - this rendered brick building, the Former Australian Joint Stock Bank, was built in 1882 for the Maryborough Branch of the Australian Joint Stock Bank. The Union Bank occupied the building from 1906. The classic revival style includes an arched entrance and upper level Corinthian pillars.

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In 1899 during the time her father was the manager of the bank, Helen Lyndon Goff was born in the residence above. Later using the pseudonym P.L. Travers, she wrote the Mary Poppins series of books.

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  • Walking

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