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Historic Sites of Manitoba: East Brandon School No. 165 (Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

The East Brandon School District was established formally in 1882 with a school building erected on the northwest quarter of 36-8-18 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa. It closed in 1961 and the district was formally dissolved in 1966. Its catchment area became part of the Brandon Hills School District No. 138. A monument is situated in a cattle pasture at the former school site.

East Brandon School

East Brandon School (1888)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Districts - East Brandon 1.

East Brandon School

East Brandon School (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 57.

East Brandon School commemorative monument

East Brandon School commemorative monument (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.70227, W99.80242
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.

The Brandon Hills Story by Murray McPherson, 1979.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 June 2020

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