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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Macaulay School No. 1159 (Municipality of North Norfolk)

In January 1902, the Macaulay School District was formally established in what is now the Municipality of North Norfolk, named for the English birthplace of its first Secretary-Treasurer, F. W. Cross. A building was erected on SE16-11-10 west of the Principal Meridian. In January 1960, discussions began about having students from the school bused to MacGregor. Macaulay School closed in June of that year and the district was closed in January 1965 when consolidation occurred with MacGregor Consolidated School No. 2434. A monument was dedicated in 1990 to the students, teachers and pioneers of the Macaulay community.

Among the teachers of Macaulay School were Mary S. Clay (1910-1912), Ethel P. McArthur (1913-1915), Monica B. Lockhart (1916), and Isabelle M. Coltart (1917-1918).

Macaulay School commemorative monument

Macaulay School commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91618, W98.78926
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Through Fields and Dreams: A History of the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk and MacGregor by The History Book Committee of the North Norfolk-MacGregor Archives, 1998, page 948.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Macaulay School District No. 1159 Daily Registers, GR3152, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 February 2021

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