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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Indian Residential School (RM of Cornwallis)

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The Brandon Indian Residential School operated at this site north of the City of Brandon, in the Rural Municipality of Cornwallis, from May 1895 to June 1972. The abandoned building remained here until August 2000 when it was demolished. There is also a graveyard on site where some students who died while in residence were buried.

Principals

Period

Principal

1895-1899

John Semmens (1850-1921)

1899-1929

Rev. Thompson Ferrier

1929-1941

John Allan Doyle (1871-1953)

1941-1944

R. T. Chapin

1944-1955

Oliver Bailey Strapp (1892-1988)

1955-1957

Rev. G. R. Inglis

1957

Harry Atkinson (1882-1968)

1957-1959

Lachlan McLean

1959-1970

Ford Bond (1905-1982)

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Maps

Brandon Indian Residential School

Postcard of Brandon Indian Residential School (circa 1908)
Source: Rob McInnes, BR0053

Brandon Indian Residential School

Postcard of Brandon Indian Residential School (circa 1910)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2012-0175

Brandon Indian Residential School

Brandon Indian Residential School (no date) by Ernest Jerrett
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2017-0034.

Brandon Indian Residential School

Postcard of Brandon Indian Residential School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2011-0027

Brandon Indian Residential School

Brandon Indian Residential School (1939)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7456, Album 4, Page 72.

Brandon Indian Residential School

Brandon Indian Residential School (no date) by Ernest Jerrett
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7456, Album 4, Page 73.

Brandon Indian Residential School

Rubble from the former Brandon Indian Residential School (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.86935, W99.98953
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Indian Residential School (RM of Cornwallis)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Indian Residential School Cemetery (RM of Cornwallis)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Old Indian Residential School Cemetery (Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Birtle Indian Residential School (Birtle, Municipality of Prairie View)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elkhorn Indian Residential School (Elkhorn, RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: MacKay Indian Residential School (Opaskwayak Cree Nation)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Portage la Prairie Indian Residential School (Crescent Road West, Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pine Creek Indian Residential School / Camperville Indian Residential School (Pine Creek First Nation)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norway House Indian Residential School (Norway School)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Julia Clark School (611 Academy Road, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Rev. T. Ferrier has resigned,” Brandon Daily Sun, 12 April 1929, page 1.

“Ford Bond is new Principal,” Brandon Sun, 8 August 1959, page 3.

“Tearing down a painful past,” Brandon Sun, 27 August 2000, page E1.

We thank Rob McInnes, Jack Stothard, Tom Mitchell, Katherine Nichols, Diane Haglund, Anne Lindsay, Gayle Strank, and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2017

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