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  P. L. Travers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pamela Lyndon Travers (9 August 1899 - 23 April 1996) was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, was the author of Mary Poppins and a student of G.
Goff was born to bank manager Travers Robert Goff and Margaret Agnes (neé Morehead).
Her father died when she was seven and although "epileptic seizure delirium" was given as the cause of death, Travers herself "always believed the underlying cause was sustained, heavy drinking".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/P._L._Travers   (421 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: P. L. Travers
Goff was born in Maryborough, Queensland to bank manager Travers Robert Goff and Margaret Agnes (neé Morehead), a couple that had married exactly nine months before.
Pamela Lyndon Travers (9 August 1899 - 23 April 1996) was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, was the author of Mary Poppins and a student of G. She preferred to be called P.
Travers (the two first initials were used to disguise a woman's name, a practice common to writers from J. Goff was born in Maryborough, Queensland to bank manager Travers Robert Goff and Margaret Agnes (neé Morehead), a couple that had married exactly nine months before.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/P.-L.-Travers   (925 words)

  
 Rex Beaven from Hervey Bay in Queensland - 01/02/2005
Helen Lyndon Goff was born in Maryborough on August 9th, 1899.
Helen Goff was the author of the Mary Poppins series of books although she wrote them under the pseudonym of P.L.Travers.
A few years ago someone discovered that Helen Lyndon Goff was actually born in Maryborough and joyfully the city could now claim part ownership of the now famous Mary Poppins.
www.abc.net.au /rural/telegraph/viewpoint/stories/s1293161.htm   (423 words)

  
 Mary Poppins
The author was born Helen Lyndon Goff, in Queensland (Australia), the daughter of a sugar planter.
Reportedly, the idea for Mary Poppins’ appearance derives from a Queensland lady she saw walking in town, dressed in an old-fashioned style and carrying an umbrella with a bird's head carved into the handle.
She became a professional actress when she was 10, under the stage name “Pamela Lyndon Travers.” She moved to Dublin when she was 17, where she entered literary circles; her interest in myth and symbol connected her to W. Yeats and A. (George Russell).
www.northern.edu /hastingw/poppins.htm   (603 words)

  
 :: Mary Poppins The Musical ::
Pamela Lyndon Travers was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia on 9 August 1899 in a residence over the Australian Joint Stock Bank of which her father was the branch manager.
She was known by her middle name Lyndon - a Gaelic name meaning water and stone.
She was in school plays and wanted to be an actress but this was considered too risqué, and she had to take a job as a secretary with the Australian Gas Light Company.
www.marypoppinsthemusical.co.uk /create-travers.php?p=10   (662 words)

  
 Matilda: Australian Literary Monuments #1 - Mary Poppins
Helen Lyndon Goff was born in Maryborough, Queensland, on 9 August 1899.
She is mainly known for the creation of the magical British super-nanny, Mary Poppins, ("practically perfect in every way"), which she wrote under the pseudonym P. Travers.
Goff (Travers) wrote 6 Mary Poppins books from 1934 to 1989.
www.middlemiss.org /weblog/archives/matilda/2005/10/australian_lite.html   (146 words)

  
 A Guide to the Frances Goff Papers, 1914-1994
Goff was the first personnel director of the Texas Railroad Commission, served as secretary to a Texas state legislator and Governor W. Lee O'Daniel and served in the U.S. Air force during World War II.
Frances Goff of Kenedy, Texas, began her career in 1937 as secretary to a Texas state legislator, became secretary to Governor W. Lee O'Daniel after his re-election in 1940, worked for the House Appropriations Committee in 1941, and was appointed the first personnel director of the Texas Railroad Commission.
In 1944 she enlisted in the United States Air Force, rising to the rank of sergeant major before her release and return to Austin in 1946, when she was named State Budget Director and assisted in writing the bill creating the Legislative Budget Board.
www.lib.utexas.edu /taro/utcah/00095/00095-P.html   (7032 words)

  
 Scoop: Treasury, Taxes and Trivial Pursuit with Winston
Helen Clark is smart enough to know that a cannibal is still a cannibal even if he does dress for dinner and use a knife and fork.
Helen Clark will bow out gracefully after 18 months leaving the door open for a new leader in the run up to the next election.
Goff stands clearly head and shoulders above the other possibilities - which probably explains why he is bothering to help Winston self destruct (not that Winston needs much help).
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/HL0511/S00317.htm   (1938 words)

  
 EducationGuardian.co.uk | Books | A spoonful of bile
Pamela Lyndon Travers was a youngish woman when, in 1934, she wrote the first of her Mary Poppins books, books which she was emphatic were not especially meant for children.
What they were, rather, were elaborate paradigms, inflected with cod-Jungianism, which spoke of the journey towards psychic wholeness undertaken by all her characters, Mary Poppins included.
That she does so is testimony not simply to her powers of empathy but to her very sure grasp of both the British and Australian contexts in which Pamela Lyndon Travers (real name: Helen Lyndon Goff) willed herself into being.
education.guardian.co.uk /higher/books/story/0,10595,1656189,00.html   (1086 words)

  
 Telegraph | Entertainment | Mystic Mary
Hers is inexplicit and unrevealed, where only the innocent and the initiated understand a secret language and are part of a mythic tradition of archetypes.
PL Travers was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Queensland, Australia in 1899, and spent her early years staring up into the wide skies as the stubble of the sugar canes dug into her shoulders.
She claimed that she could read by the age of three, having taught herself by studying the alphabet on household packaging, and that she devoured fairy stories and was particularly fond of the Brothers Grimm.
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 Family History of Byron Fisher GOFF and Francis N. DAUGHERTY | Kansas Family History | www.kansasheritage.org
In 1868 Byron Fisher Goff and Francis N. Daugherty moved their family from Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana to Valley Brook Twp, Osage County, Kansas.
Their three youngest children Celia, Homer and Andrew were born in Osage County, Kansas.
in: Buried: in: Other: in: Ref: Occupation: Spouse: Florence Mae LEHMANN Married: 26 Aug 1920 in: Meeker, Rio Blanco, CO The obituary for his sister, Bertha (Goff) Ralston says that at the time of her death in 1948 Andrew (Andy) was living in Denver.
www.kansasheritage.org /families/goff.html   (928 words)

  
 Scoop: Only Filtered Diplomatic Support On BlackCaps Tour
This afternoon, Helen Clark advanced concerns at a post-Cabinet press conference that the New Zealand cricketers could be "caught up in circumstances that could compromise them".
Helen Clark said: “It is very clear that most New Zealanders do not want this sporting contact.
Today, Scoop asked Phil Goff what contingency plan exists to ensure diplomatic support be available to the cricketers and other New Zealanders should things go pear-shaped during the Zimbabwe tour.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/HL0507/S00255.htm   (2740 words)

  
 Pamela Travers - Helen Lyndon Goff : : : : : El Poder de la Palabra : : : : :   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Pamela Travers - Helen Lyndon Goff : : : : : El Poder de la Palabra : : : : :
eudónimo de la escritora australiana Helen Lyndon Goff.
Para construir este personaje Travers se inspiró en su niñera, Helen Morread, una mujer de fuerte personalidad, con un vestido pasado de moda, que siempre llevaba un paraguas y tenía una imaginación desbordante.
www.epdlp.com /escritor.php?id=3107   (229 words)

  
 Pamela L. Travers - TheBestLinks.com - Helen Lyndon Goff, Australia, August 9, April 23, ...
Pamela L. Travers - TheBestLinks.com - Helen Lyndon Goff, Australia, August 9, April 23,...
Helen Lyndon Goff, Pamela L. Travers, Australia, August 9, April 23, T. Print friendly version
Both a published poet and a novelist, she knew W.
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 Mary Poppins Series by P.L. Travers :: There is something about Mary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
She preferred to be called P. Travers (the two first initials were used to disguise a woman's name, a practice common to writers from J. Rowling to D.C. Fontana).
Goff was born to bank manager Travers Robert Goff and Margaret Agnes (neé Morehead), a couple that had married exactly nine months before.
Mary Poppins is the central character in a series of children's books written by P. Travers, which were subsequently adapted for film and for the stage.
fan.nur-zu-besuch.net /marypoppins   (485 words)

  
 P. L. Travers
Born Helen Lyndon Goff in Mayborough, Queensland, Australia, she grew up on a sugar plantation with her two sisters.
Before the publication of Mary Poppins, Pamela Lyndon adopted P. Travers as her literary by-line.
By the time she reached her twenties, she had already worked as an actor, a dancer, and a writer in her native land.
www.amsaw.org /amsaw-ithappenedinhistory-080904-travers.html   (405 words)

  
 Mary Poppins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Mary Poppins is a children's book written by P.
Travers (born Helen Lyndon Goff aka Pamela Lyndon Travers, Pamela L. Travers) and originally published in 1934 with illustrations by Mary Shepard.
It became the first in a series of books about the title character, a magical English nanny who in the first book arrives by windstorm to care for the Banks children of Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, London: Jane (the eldest), Michael, and twin babies John and Barbara.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Mary_Poppins   (436 words)

  
 PL Travers & Virginia Woolf - a Boxing Day conundrum?
She was the first born child of Travers Robert Goff and Margaret Agnes
Travers Goff was a native of Carn, County Wexford,
Goff's father died when she was only seven years old at Allora.
www.vocaboly.com /forums/post-29807.html   (2138 words)

  
 Bowral - Birthplace of Mary Poppins
The author of Mary Poppins, PL Travers (who was christened Helen Lyndon Goff), was born in Maryborough Queensland.
But just as cricket's greatest batsman, Don Bradman, was born in Cootamundra and moved to Bowral as a child, so did Lyndon Goff move from Queensland.
And just as Bowral was the place that Bradman was to learn his cricket and develop the prodigious talent that was to make him a sporting icon, so did Lyndon Goff begin her life as a storyteller and create the essence of a fictional character that was eventually to become an icon of childrens literature.*
www.mary-poppins-birthplace.net   (655 words)

  
 P. L. Travers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
'''P. Travers''' (auch ''Pamela Lyndon Travers'', eigentlich ''Helen Lyndon Goff''; * 9.
Travers wurde als Helen Lyndon Goff in Australien geboren und wanderte 1923 nach England aus.
Ihr bekanntestes Werk sind die Geschichten über das magische Kindermädchen Mary Poppins.
www.kraeuter-und-gewuerze.de /Pamela_Lyndon_Travers   (198 words)

  
 Behind the Name: View Comments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Pamela Lyndon Travers, born Helen Lyndon Goff was the author of Mary Poppins.
Lyndon Johnson became President after Kennedy was assassinated.
A famous bearer is President Lyndon B. Johnson.
www.behindthename.com /comment/view.php?name=lyndon   (38 words)

  
 Matilda: Spielberg and Mary Poppins
And now it seems that some cold water has been thrown on the idea.
PL Travers was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Maryborough, Queensland, on 9th August 1899; she died in London in 1996.
She is reported have to been very upset by the Disney version, considering it too sentimental.
www.middlemiss.org /weblog/archives/matilda/2006/01/spielberg_and_m.html   (158 words)

  
 fictionfantasy.de - Die grosse phantastische Rezensionsdatenbank von Fans für Fans - Helen Lyndon Goof   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Nach dem Tod ihres irischen Vaters Travers Robert Goff, zogen die Mädchen mit ihrer Mutter zu einer reichen Tante nach Bowral, New South Wales.
Mit 25 hatte sie genug Geld gespart um nach England auszuwandern und machte sich auf die Familie ihres Vaters kennenzulernen.
April 1996 verstarb Helen Lyndon Goof in London.
www.fictionfantasy.de /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3879   (543 words)

  
 newStandard: 4/25/96
The author resisted all Hollywood attempts to make a sequel, though last year she sold an option to two London producers for a musical version.
Pamela Lyndon Travers was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Australia, of Irish parents.
Travers never married and is survived by her adopted son.
www.southcoasttoday.com /daily/04-96/04-25-96/zobits.htm   (2057 words)

  
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 The Ark on Radio National
Tell us about some of the people who had an impact on her.
Valerie Lawson: Yes, her real name was Helen Lyndon Goff, by the way.
Valerie Lawson: And a famous poet, and a very good friend of the poet Yeats, and Yeats and Russell had met at the Dublin Theosophical Society and conducted experiments into the occult, and held séances.
www.abc.net.au /rn/relig/ark/stories/s901478.htm   (2043 words)

  
 Stagediary.com -- 2005 Reviews 53 (Theatre/Stage Brisbane Queensland Australia)
Her creator, Helen Lyndon Goff (who preferred to be known as P.L. Travers), hated the character Disney had created, and repudiated the film and the Sixties twist Disney had put on her sternly moral nanny, especially the notion that Mary and Bert the Pavement Artist could be romantically attached.
Lowing’s character, Mary, seems at first the calm centre around whom the others move frenetically, and she brings a strength and solidity to the role that makes the subsequent revelations of her fragility all the more moving.
Helen Howard’s Teresa is initially all Yorkshire common sense, but after a few drinks another side of her personality emerges, alternately comic and pathetic.
www.stagediary.com /reviews53.html   (17008 words)

  
 Scotland on Sunday - Review - Books round up   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
LP Travers may be unknown now, but Mary Poppins is recognisable even to those who have never read the books.
What makes Travers intriguing is the extent to which she wanted to disappear: her real name was Helen Lyndon Goff; she wanted to be "Anon".
Throughout her life she was drawn to various gurus - AE, Gurdjieff, Krishnamurti - a need Lawson links back to her dead father.
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com /review.cfm?id=1919472005   (416 words)

  
 MARY POPPINS Arrives on Broadway October 14, 2006 at the New Amsterdam Theatre
The film played to an estimated 200 million people when it was released, engendering extraordinary affection in its audiences, and has remained one of Disney's most enduring and best-loved films.
MARY POPPINS creator Pamela Lyndon (P.L.) Travers was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Australia on August 9, 1899.
While touring as a theatre actress, Pamela began publishing poems, articles, and stories; which led to a career in journalism.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/11-10-2005/0004213754&EDATE=   (926 words)

  
 Eric Shackle's eBook - Mary Poppins
Since it tells the story of a London nanny, most people would promptly reply "England." But they'd be wrong.
The book, published in 1934, shows the author's name as P L Travers, but her earlier name was Helen Lyndon Goff, and she was born on August 9, 1899, in an upstairs room of a stately bank building in Maryborough, Queensland (Australia).
People who have read the book or seen the 1964 Walt Disney film (starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke) will recall that the children's father was named Mr Banks, who also worked in a bank.
www.bdb.co.za /shackle/articles/mary_poppins.htm   (866 words)

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