Lindsay Mattick wrote a book about her Great Grandfather, (a book about a soldier and a bear) to share her family history with her son.
‘Finding Winnie’ tells us how “Winnie The Poo’ and the characters came to be.
Harry Colebourn, (her great-grandfather) was a veterinarian on his way to World War I. His train stopped in a small town, where a hunter was selling bear cubs for twenty bucks.
Winnipeg was his hometown, thus the cub was named Winnie. The true story became the foundation for Milne’s wonderful stories of Winnie The Poo’.