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CKC. 998.162.005

May Queen and her attendants, c. 1930

3 x 5” b/w snapshot (and 5 x 7” copy) of May Queen and her attendants representing different island schools, c. 1930. From left to right, Nan Ruckle (Beaver Point), Mary Lacy (Isabella Point), Queen Mary Hague (Ganges), Victoria Thompson (Fulford-Burgoyne Valley), Ann Allan (Divide), Jessie Nobbs (Cranberry Marsh)

Footnote:
The Divide School was always called the Divide school by islanders, but officialdom in Victoria called it the Ganges School - because it came first (1896) and the school district was registered as Ganges. When part of this large school district was separated off into three school districts (c.1911), their names were the Cranberry, Ganges (the Divide) and Ganges Harbour. Because, when the Ganges Harbour school was started Leonard Tolson's Ganges Private School had been in operation for some time, the islanders called the Ganges Harbour School the "Ganges Public School". (This schoolhouse is, today, the Dukes' Road Roman Catholic church) In 1930, Mary Hague definitely went to the Ganges Public School (Ganges Harbour its official name).

I. RECREATION VII. NOBBS, JESSIE

II. RUCKLE, NAN

III. LACY, MARY

IV. HAGUE, MARY

V. THOMPSON, VICTORIA

VI. ALLAN, ANN

VII. SCHOOLS