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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tenterfield School No. 653 (Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

The Tenterfield School District was organized formally in April 1891 and a one-room school building was erected in the southeast quarter of 10-7-17 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa. It closed in 1945 and was formally dissolved in January 1961, with the district consolidating with Wawanesa Consolidated School No. 2393.

Among the teachers of Tenterfield School were Dan Ross, Mr. Tingley, Miss Annie Girling, Miss Parker, Miss Young, Miss Travers, Miss McGuire, Miss Kerr, Miss Richards, Martin Bailey, and Miss Mayhew.

Tenterfield School

Tenterfield School (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 103.

Tenterfield School commemorative sign

Tenterfield School commemorative sign (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.54708, W99.68924
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.

Oakland Echoes: 1879-1970 compiled by Connie Davidson and published by J. H. Rome, 1970, page 145.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 May 2023

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