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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lavinia School No. 436 (Lavinia, Municipality of Hamiota)

The Lavinia School District was established in October 1885 and a school building was situated at this spot in what is now the Municipality of Hamiota. In 1920, it became Lavinia Consolidated School No. 436 with its consolidation with Ellenville School No. 871. The school closed in 1961 and its catchment area became part of the Hamiota Consolidated School District No. 692. The school building is no longer present at the site but a monument commemorates it.

Among the teachers who worked at Lavinia School were Frank Irwin Tindall and Joyce Isabelle Richardson Lief.

Students and teacher of Lavinia School

Students and teacher of Lavinia School (1910)
Source: Wayne Bower

Lavinia School Senior Room

Lavinia School Senior Room (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 54.

Lavinia School Junior Room

Lavinia School Junior Room (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 54.

Lavinia School commemorative monument

Lavinia School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.27405, W100.66877
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Mrs. Boyd Lief enters into rest,” Hamiota Echo, 8 May 1963, page 1.

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 Wayne Bower for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2021

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