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Dawson Annex School

January 13, 2016

By Greg Wasko Back in the day if you were growing up in the west end of Vancouver you were either a Roberts kid or a Dawson kid depending on which elementary school you attended, Lord Roberts or Sir William Dawson. I was a Dawson kid and started kindergarten at Dawson Annex School located at the corner of Burrard and Barclay in September of 1957. [...]

Vancouver High School

June 3, 2015

The story of Vancouver’s first high school, named Vancouver High School, unfolded in four school buildings. Central School (January –June, 1890): On July 15, 1890, Vancouver High School Principal Robert Law, former Principal of East School, reported that “during the last six months I have been teaching a class of thirty-one, possessing more [...]

Chapter One: 1872 – 1890

June 3, 2015

 Hastings sawmill built on the south shore of Burrard Inlet by Captain Edward Stamp in 1865.   “Although he would not live to see it, the visionary sawmill on Burrard Inlet that Stamp started would reign as Vancouver’s first and longest lasting industry into the 20th century, paralleling the history of the developing world of [...]

Portrait of Georgia Sweney (1872)

June 1, 2015

Click photo for full-size view. “Hastings Mill School’s first teacher was the daughter of the master mechanic of the mill. She had come to British Columbia from New York when she was an infant and had been educated in the Girl’s Seminary, Victoria, returning to Hastings Mill to assume her teaching duties. That she was young and pretty and [...]