Birthplace Statue

The Mary Poppins Birthplace Statue was unveiled by local children on Sunday 8th December 2013 in the presence of the Governor of New South Wales Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO. The statue was created by sculptor Tanya Bartlett and produced at the Australian Bronze foundry under the direction of Clive Calder.

The statue was initially proposed by a 12 year old Bowral girl Melissa McShane in 2004. Together with her father Paul, and with the support of a Southern Highlands Youth Arts Council community committee chaired by Terry Oakes-Ash, a 10-year public campaign eventually saw the statue erected. The project was supported by a T-QUAL Grant from the Australian Federal Government.


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