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Lindsay Mattick - Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear


Thu Apr 29, 2021
7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
75 mins

Learn about the remarkable true story of Winnie-the-Pooh and one great granddaughter's journey to discover it.

Lindsay Mattick, author of award-winning children's books Finding Winnie and Winnie's Great War will share the adventures she's had in exploring her family history, and the challenges and rewards of bringing it to life.

Lindsay is the great granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn - the Canadian veterinarian and soldier who purchased the small black bear cub that fatefully went on to inspire A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

Join us for The 17th Albert and Clara Lahmer Memorial Lecture presented by the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books.

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