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The Story Bank just supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

21 January 2020

Brilliant! Excellent! Amazing! These are just three one-word comments among thousands recorded in Maryborough’s Story Bank visitor book since the tourist attraction opened in late June.  

More descriptive comments included: 

  • OMG!! Inner child squealed!
  • Mind blowing and very highly informative.
  • Practically perfect in every way. Absolutely loved it. The staff are sensational for visitors.
  • Every room, every detail and feature were perfectly magical in every way.
  • Supercalifragi…. you get the idea!

Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said The Story Bank had become a very popular attraction since it opened in late June to coincide with the Mary Poppins Festival.

“In the first six months (June/July to December), 8,270 people have visited, 20% of which have been visitors to the region,” Cr Seymour said.

“And about 15% of those visitors are international guests from places such as Spain, Japan, Germany, the UK and New Zealand.

“The festive season has been particularly well patronised with 1,406 people visiting in December and January to date.” 

Cr Seymour said nearly 2500 Maryborough residents visited between late June and January, many of whom took advantage of the 50% discount for Fraser Coast residents. 

The Story Bank showcases Maryborough’s connection to the Mary Poppins author, Pamela L. Travers.  

“Council bought and renovated the former Australian Joint Stock Bank where Travers was born in a room on the second floor. Her heritage-listed birthplace has been transformed into The Story Bank – a bank that trades in stories.”

The Story Bank is located on the corner of Kent and Richmond streets, Maryborough, and opens every day, except some public holidays, from 9.30am. Last entry at 2.30pm. 

For more information visit the website here or phone 1300 79 49 29.

A video showcasing The Story Bank is available here