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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dundonald School No. 1322 (RM of Portage la Prairie)

The Dundonald School District was established in December 1904 and a wood frame school building was constructed by brothers Henry and Alfred Kirkwood at NE16-3-8W in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie. It closed in 1960 due to declining student enrollment and the district was eventually consolidated to form the Macdonald Consolidated School No. 2401. The following year, the school building was sold to a local farmer and moved to his farmyard where it was used as a garage and workshop. There is nothing remaining at the former school site.

Among the teachers who worked at Dundonald School were Miss Moffatt, Miss Morris, Miss Langford, Beatrice Sissons, Myrtle Elgert Burton, Ruth Kenner James, Mrs. W. McCartney, Lillias Stewart Skaftfeld, Margaret Coubrough Kitson, Miss K. Morrison, and Ann Criddle Kenyon.

Dundonald School

Dundonald School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 98.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.10728, W98.49277
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Westbourne School No. 11 (Westbourne, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)


Cummin’s Rural Directory Map for Manitoba published by the Cummins Map Company, 404 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, 1923. [Copies held by Edward M. Ledohowski and Gordon Goldsborough]

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.

When the West was Bourne: A History of Westbourne and District, 1860 to 1985 by Westbourne-Longbourne History, 1985, pages 580-581.

Rural Schools of Portage la Prairie School Division #24 by Muriel Wright, 1996.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2021

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