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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Westerham School No. 1474 (RM of Rockwood)

The Westerham School District was established in October 1908 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE16-16-1E in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood. The district was dissolved in 1963 and its area became part of the Teulon Consolidated School District.

Among the teachers who worked at Westerham School through the years were: William William Emsil (1909), J. Martin (1913), G. Hepworth (1914), R. Royston (1915), J. Brethour (1916), M. Dicks (1917-1919), B. Little (1920), William G. Hume (1921-1924), P. Brock (1925), A. Campbell (1926), M. Atkinson (1928), B. Olson (1929-1930), A. Kallman (1931-1934), M. Anderson (1935-1936), Hedwig Margaret Billson (1937-1938), H. Atkin (1939), M. Winston (1941), I. Carlson (1941-1943), W. Craig (1944), M. Strand (1945), T. Teed (1946-1947), and Miss North (1948).

Westerham School

Westerham School (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 124.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.37375, W97.39161
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norris Lake Cemetery (RM of Rockwood)


Teulon East topographic map, 62I/6 East, Edition 1, 1956, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

The Interlake Beckoned: A History of Inwood and Surrounding Districts by Inwood History Book Committee, 1980. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.I59 Int]

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 June 2021

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