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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mallard School No. 2121 (Northern Manitoba)

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The Mallard School District was established formally in April 1925 and a school established on NE29-34-15W in unorganized territory near Mallard Lake in northern Manitoba. Classes reportedly began one month prior, in March, and were held in temporary quarters owned by John Whitford until a schoolhouse was built. Later, an insufficient local assessment base resulted in the school closing and the district being dissolved in September 1949. By the spring of 1950, the school had been reinstated as a Special Revenue School under the Department of Education, with classes taught into the 1960s. The structure’s later fate is unknown.

Among the teachers of Mallard School were Clarence B. Munn (1925), William Kristjanson (1926), Margaret McCreery (1927), Eldred G. Miller (1927-1928), Stanley Arthur Steinmann (1928-1929), W. N. Robertson (1929-1930), Adele Flora Flamand (1930-1931), Gordon Reid (1931-1932), William Ernest Walker (1932-1934), ? (1934-1937), Harold A. Smith (1937-1939), Egerton R. Eaton (1939-1940), ? (1940-1950), John Lyman Taylor (1950-1953, 1962-1965), ? (1953-1954), Edna Dorothy McCreery (1954-1955), Henry Kolakowski (1955), Aurelius C. Joyal (1956-1957), Walter Denis? Furdiewich? (1957-1958), Olga E. Taylor (1958-1959), Armand R. Comeault (1959-1960), Ernest Edward Kolson (1960-1961), and Joseph Willard Wapemoose (1961-1962).

Mallard School

Mallard School (no date) by R. M. Stevenson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 98.

Approximate Site Location (lat/long): N51.95506, W99.53932
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Mallard School District No. 2121 - Daily Registers, GR1629, Archives of Manitoba.

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Mallard School District No. 2121 - Cash Books, GR1629, Archives of Manitoba.

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Mallard School District No. 2121 - Minute Books, GR1629, Archives of Manitoba.

School District Formation Files (E 0027), Mallard School District No. 2121, GR1688, Archives of Manitoba.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 April 2019

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