Historic Sites of Manitoba: Arbakka School No. 1262 (RM of Stuartburn)

The Arbakka School District was established formally in February 1904 and a schoolhouse operated at the southeast corner of SW 17-1-8E in the Rural Municipality of Stuartburn. By 1915, a log cabin was built to serve as a teacherage. In 1956, the district commissioned the Watchler Manufacturing Company of Winnipeg for plans for a joint teacherage and school expansion, but it is not known if the project was completed. In April 1967, the district was incorporated into the Boundary School Division and the school was closed.

Among the teachers who worked at Arbakka School through the years were W. Mihaychuk (c1904), P. Budzinsky (1924-1925), Annie Mihaychuik (1926), John Gordon Hodgson (1938-1939), T. L. Christiansen (1947-1948), John Jaman (1949-1950), John Adams (1950), Genevieve Chorney (1950-1951), Paul Ambrosichuk (1951-1951), Anthony Malliniuk (1953-1955), Walter Feschuk (1955-1961), Eva Kushniryk (1962-1963), Eva Maxymowich (1964-1965), Eugene Maxymowich (1965-1966), and Olga Melnychuk (1966-1967).

Arbakka School

Arbakka School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 87.

Arbakka School teacherage

Arbakka School teacherage (c1915) by Andrew Mihaychuk
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Mihaychuk family collection,
PR1975-190, C156-61 [Mihaychuk, Andrew 61].

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.03059, W96.48377
denoted by symbol on the map above


“John G. Hodgon, young teacher, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 1939, page 10.

Trustee records regarding geographically remote schools directly administered by Department (E 0166), File 1262 - Arbakka School District - Permanent, GR1206, Archives of Manitoba.

Trustee records regarding geographically remote schools directly administered by Department (E 0166), File 1262 - Arbakka School District - Floor plan for school, GR1206, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Arbakka School District No. 1262 Daily Registers, GR2088, Archives of Manitoba.

Departmentally appointed school trustee files (E 0034), Arbakka School District No. 1262 - Cash Book, GR1629, 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.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 September 2020

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