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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 It Took Someone Quite Precocious, but Poppins Memorial is Going Ahead
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Notes the erection of a monument to Travers in Ashfield, New South Wales in the form of a bronze statue of Mary Poppins. Poppins is depicted as she appeared in the original 1934 book by Travers. The statue, funded by the Ashfield Municipal Council and the Ashfield RSL, cost $9,000 and was made by Florentine Figures, Sydney. It stands outside 17 Pembroke Rd which was among Travers' childhood homes.


  • AustLit note: the statue referred to in this column was vandalised on 28 July 2005.

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3 It Took Someone Quite Precocious, but Poppins Memorial is Going Aheadsmall AustLit logo The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Ashfield, Ashfield - Burwood area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,
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