Helen Bannerman entry: Overview screen.
25 February 1862
Helen Brodie Cowan Watson (later HB) was born at 35 Royal Terrace
, one among seven children in her family.
HB published her popular children's book The Story of Little Black Sambo
, a story she had made up to keep her two small daughters entertained on a long journey by bearer, bullock cart, and train.
13 October 1946
HB died at her daughter's house at 11 Strathearn Place
, where she had been bedridden for seven years following a cerebral thrombosis.