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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Abandoned Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Newdale School No. 431 (Newdale, Municipality of Harrison Park)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Maps | Sources

With the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in this area of Manitoba, in 1885, the community of Newdale moved from its former location (which later became known as Oldale) north to the railway line, in the Rural Municipality of Harrison. A school was established at this site and named Harrison School No. 431 because the school at Oldale, called Newdale School No. 265, remained in operation. This caused confusion so, in July 1917, Newdale School was renamed Oldale School, and Harrison School became Newdale Consolidated School, with the addition of several surrounding rural schools that closed around this time: Rosemount School No. 319, Pattison School No. 1376, and Lone Tree School No. 1597.

The two-storey, brick structure for Newdale Consolidated School building dates from 1911, when it was built on a design by Brandon architect W. A. Elliott. It operated until 1969 but all that remains at its site today is a cairn, dedicated in 1985, and its name plaque.

Principals

Period

Principal

1912-1914

Edward Stockley

1914-1916

John H. Snyder (c1874-?)

1916-1919

John Houston

1919-1920

H. G. Lesson

1920-1921

Lewis Emmett Lynd (1876-1961)

1921-1922

John William Morris

1922-1925

Cecil James Hutchings (1897-1983)

1925-1928

F. H. Anderson

1928-1930

Albert Wallace Craigie (1891-1964)

1930-1939

Elmenia Jean Mollard (1901-1991)

1939-1941

Frederick Adam Hodgkinson (1912-2004)

1941-1942

Margaret Hawley Speers (1908-2008)

1942-1943

Joseph A. McCracken (1911-1991)

1943-1945

Ruth Annie Fairlie Henderson (1904-1992)

1945-1947

Jacob Truthwaite Norquay (1884-1976)

1947-1948

Verna A. Brown

1948-1949

Ruth E. Humeston

1949-1952

Albert Lionel “Ab” Richardson (1910-1982)

1952-1954

Guy William John Costley (?-1988)

1954-1959

Michael John Makowski (1924-2002)

Teachers

Among the other teachers of Newdale School were J. W. Beckett, Agnes Ellen Martin (1910s, wife of W. J. Sisler), and Dorothy Mae Strath (1940s)

Photos & Maps

Newdale School

Newdale School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 50.

Newdale School grade 8 room

Newdale School grade 8 room (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 50.

Newdale School commemorative monument

Newdale School commemorative monument (July 2011)
Source: Allan Drysdale

Site Location (lat/long): N50.35389, W100.20110
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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.

Obituary [Agnes Ellen Sisler], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 August 1981, page 71.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Allan Drysdale, and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 October 2018

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