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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Albion School / Dunrea School No. 147 (Dunrea, RM of Prairie Lakes)

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Known originally as the Albion School District when it was established in June 1883, a school building operated in Dunrea in what is now the Rural Municipality of Prairie Lakes. In 1957, it became consolidated as part of Dunrea Consolidated School and, in 1966, Dunrea School. It later became part of the Turtle Mountain School Division.





Claire I. Tisdale


Arthur Milford Preston (1908-1981)


Olive Mildred McMahon (c1914-1962)


Teresa Moloney (1899-1983)


Blanche Sicard


Sister Sophie Bosc


Sister M. St. Gabriel


Sister St. Augustine


Sister M. Jeanne d’Arc


Sister M. St. Odile


Rita Petit (Sister M. Ernest Albert)


Among the teachers who worked at Albion School were Sidney E. Lang (1885), Lincoln Wilkie (1895), Ada Reive, and Annie B. Fraser.

Photos & Coordinates

Albion School

Albion School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 49.

Albion School

Albion School (1940)
Source: Municipality of Riverside Commemorative Placemats

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.40526, W99.72883
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Aerial view of Dunrea, 17 May 1944,” Charles J. Gingras collection #155, N18387, Archives of Manitoba.

And So ... Ninette, 1879-1919 by Eva Calverley, circa 1966.

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Stephanie Fraser for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 November 2019

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