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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Iwan Ardan School / Rattray School No. 1427 (RM of Brokenhead)

Known originally as the Iwan Ardan School District when it was organized formally in June 1907, it was renamed Rattray School District sometime before 1921. A one-room, wood frame schoolhouse operated at SE28-14-8E in what is now the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead. The district was dissolved in 1968 and its catchment area became part of the Agassiz School Division.

Among the teachers of Rattray School were William Jerowsky (?-?), Harold Arthur Whitfield (1921), Wallace Ross Donogh (1922), and John Duchominsky (?-1945).

Rattray School

Rattray School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 115.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.20871, W96.42996
denoted by symbol on the map above


Molson West topographic map, 62I/1 West, Edition 2, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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

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.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Katherine Krawchuk Fecio for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 February 2021

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