The Story Behind This Artwork
Artist: Monika Bayer
Location: First floor of library 127-129 Bazaar St
Doubling down on the city’s link to the world’s most famous, fictional nanny, the second of Maryborough’s three Mary Poppins murals is also at the library.
Avid readers of P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins Comes Back, will remember the horse as part of a galactic circus. Mary Poppins takes Jane and Michael to visit the night sky where the animals were made of stars instead of fur or feathers.
Each year, Maryborough celebrates its link to the author, who was born in the city in 1899, at the Mary Poppins Festival during the June-July school holidays. Visitors come from across Australia to share in the fictional storytelling, which is a major part of the festival.