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Promoting the International Book Town Movement


For more background on the Berrima Book Gaol concept email Paul McShane Convenor BookTown Australia at info@booktown.com.au
Southern Highlands Writers' Festival

And Bowral set TWO Guinness World Records on 7 May 2011 including the largest umbrella mosaic (2,115 people) in the shape of Mary Poppins.
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The township of Bowral is at the heart of Australia's first BOOKtrail and booktown project. Most famous for being the home town of cricketer, Don Bradman, Bowral can claim to be the birthplace of Mary Poppins, the fictional character created by author, PL Travers, and made famous by the Walt Disney movie. Find out the answer to the question: Where did Mary Poppins come from? by visiting www.mary-poppins-birthplace.net
Where did Mary Poppins come from?
Could a fireplace in this house in Bowral be where the character was born?

2nd Australian Festival of the Book

28-30 May 2004

Australian Festival of the Book April 26-28 2002

One Book - One Town Community Reading Project

The International Book Town Movement

Read the report by 2002 Churchill Fellow, Paul McShane - Convenor BookTown Australia

CLICK HERE for a link to the report and nominate your location for an ideal Australian book town

Two other regions in Victoria have been directly inspired by the NSW Southern Highlands booktrail & booktown to start their own. Each has produced a brochure and BookTown Australia has also assisted one to create a website. Click on the links below for more information...

If you are interested in creating a book trail or booktown in Australia or New Zealand, CLICK HERE


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What is a Book Town ?

Become a Friend of Book Town Australia

Hay-On-Wye : Where it all began

Book Towns around the World

World Book Day

The world of Australian Literature

Literary Prizes

Australia & International



The Fellowship of Australian Writers now has a Southern Highlands Branch and welcome new members


CLICK HERE for details


View the Booktrail Brochure here

Southern Highlands Booksellers and Links

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