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Wangaratta High School Wangaratta, Victoria

Wangaratta High School is a public, coeducational secondary school situated in regional north-east Victoria, with a proud history beginning over 100 years ago when it opened its doors in 1909 under the name Wangaratta Agricultural High School. Wangaratta Agricultural High School was one five Victorian agricultural schools at the time. Since then the school has grown considerably, merging with Ovens College in 2007, forming the school as it is today.

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http://www.whs.vic.edu.au
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+61 (03) 5723 0500

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17-49 Edwards Street Wangaratta Victoria

Collections include historical school documentation and memorabilia as well as collections and donations from past teachers and students who served in the armed forces.

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OC Framed Photo

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Colour photograph of Dr. John Hunter, principal of Ovens College, against a dark blue background. The image has grey mounting and a brown wooden frame. Written in the mounting in silver pen is:

Inscriptions & Markings

Principal 2002-2005 Dr. John Hunter

British Bookmarks

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

2 carboard British museum bookmarks and 4 assorted leather bookmarks. This item is a part of ex-teacher Ian Marryatt's travel collection

WHS Facilities Committee Report

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Blue folder containing the 1990 report on WHS facilities by the Facilities Committee

WHS Framed Certificate

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

2 White finalist certificate in a brown wooden frame with a blue bar along the right side of the page. one Certificate has a medal in the centre of the page and a thick silver frame. Both have coloured text reading:

Inscriptions & Markings

2007 VICTORIAN EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARDS School Leadership Team Award Finalist Awarded to Wangaratta High School Team members Judy Rose, Debbie Moore, Rex Pirie, Lynita Taylor

WHS Transition Report

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Navvy folder containing a blue booklet detailing the 1991 transition report for school councillors and administrators.

Replica Queen Elizabeth I Great seal

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Metal replica of the reverse side of Queen Elizabeth I's second Great seal. This item is a part of ex-teacher Ian Marryatt's travel collection

Historical information

Queen Elizabeth I's second great seal was engraved from designs by Nicholas Hillyard and used from 1585-1603. It shows the queen on horseback, above a rose, a harp and a fleur-de-lis, each with a crown, symbolising the kingdoms of England, Ireland and France. Around the edge are the Queens name and title in Latin.

Prefect pledge book

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Brown hardcover prefect pledge book with a glossy gold cardboard box. Each page has the prefect pledge, prefect signatures from years 1942-1962 and the signature of the Mayor of Wangaratta

Inscriptions & Markings

WANGARATTA HIGH SCHOOL PREFECTS REGISTER

WAHS Magazine

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

unbound stack of page extracts from 1920 WAHS magazine

Autograph Book

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Brown autograph book

Inscriptions & Markings

Autographs J. R. Lack

WHS Oral History Transcript

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

White folder with black border and text containing a transcript of 1999 student interviews of past Student teachers who studies/worked at the school during 1970-1980

OC Mounted Photo

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Group photograph of the 2004 year 12 Ovens College students. A white bar along the bottom contains blue writing with the names of the students in the photo and the OC symbol. Mounted on a black wooden board.

WSC Jargon Sample Papers

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Library copies of unfinished Jargon articles

WTC Yearbook -Geronimo

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

White yearbook with a green yo-yo diagonally across the page, with a circular yellow image of an American Indian man. At the bottom left edge corner of the page is green text reading GERONIMO 1976

Inscriptions & Markings

GERONIMO 1976 RUSSEL SUPER YO-YO

WHS Student Workbook- Charlie Grossman

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Charlie Grossman's Workbooks 1911- Algebra, Arithmetic, English, Geography, Science

OC Newsletter -Ovens Focus

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Black folder containing editions of Ovens Focus newsletter from the year 2000

WSC Information Folder

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

White folder given to new parents and students to give them introductory information about the school with green and yellow diagonal stripes and a colour image of WSC students in the centre of the cover page. A small WSC symbol is at the top, with green text reading:

Inscriptions & Markings

INTRODUCING WANGARATTA SECONDARY COLLEGE "Preparing todays students for tomorrows challenges" the VCE and beyond

WHS Art

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Landscape painting of an Australian country road with horses and carriages, with a bushland background, in a brown wooden frame. Awarded to Wangaratta High School-Goulburn north east region, by the Australian Natives' Association for the most improved school gardens and grounds in 1986

WHS trophy

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Gold metal cup trophy with a black plastic base and engraved text on the cup reading:

Inscriptions & Markings

WANGARATTA EISTEDDFOD 1972

WHS Student Pathway Reports

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Four booklets containing analyses of ex-student post-secondary education pathways. 1972: WHICH WAY WANGARATTA. A white bound booklet with a large black and white image of a Wangaratta street on the cover, analysing the pathways of students who graduated in 1972. 1983: WHERE HAVE ALL OUR STUDENTS GONE. A yellow bound transition education research project booklet with a WHS logo and a large double headed arrow and question mark symbol on the cover, analysing the pathways of students who graduated in 1983. 1987: WHY DO YOUNG PEOPLE LEAVE THE WANGARATTA REGION: A grey stapled booklet containing a WHS student survey report on the reasons young people leave the Wangaratta region after their secondary schooling 1994: CLASS OF 94. WHERE DID THEY GO: A white stapled booklet containing an analysis of WHS students graduating in 1994 and their post-secondary education pathways

WTS Art

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Portrait semi-abstract painting presented to Wangaratta Technical School in 1967 by the Australian Natives Association for having the most improved school grounds.

WHS Uniform- V-neck Sweater

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Navy synthetic V-neck uniform woollen sweater with green yellow and blue stripes along the collar.

WSC Mounted photo

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Group photo of the 1992 Wangaratta Secondary College Student Forum. A white box along the bottom half of the image contains text which names al the students and coordinators. Mounted on black painted wood.

Cookery Textbooks

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Two paperback 1942 Cooking textbooks: Cookery: A short course for beginners, grey with a plastic cover Emily McPherson College Household cookery, blue with dark blue ink.

OC Newsletter -Ovens Focus

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Black folder containing editions of Ovens Focus newsletter from the year 2004

WHS Roll of Honor 1914-1918

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Large wooden honour board with gold writing of the names of Wangaratta high School Students who served in the Australian Armed forces during WWI

Inscriptions & Markings

The Wangaratta High School Roll of Honour The great War 1914-1918 EX-STUDENTS Anderson, W Aldinson, A. B Ashmead, C Baird, C Bayliss, V Buckler, C Callow, R Carmichael, D Clutterbuck, E Collins, A Conners, J Connor, W Dixon, J Dowds, A Ebsworth, K Edmondson, J Edwards, C Edwards, E Fair, W Fawcett, O Ferguson, G Gamble, C Gee, S Grant, N Green, V Grieve, A Gunn, O Gunther, P Handley, O Handley, H Home, O. A Hedley, A Izard, L Jacob, F Jarrot, W Lang, M Lefoe, C Lowe, H Mahoney, A Manley, R Martin, A Mason, T. A Maxwell, S Moore, J Mortimer, K McCardel, C McDonald, K McLaughlin. F McKeown, F McKeown, A Nicol, V Nolan, D Nott, N Oliver, L. L Oliver, N. C Pearce, J Peake, T Pinkerton, R Powley, C Prichard, L Richards, L Rickards, R Roberton, E Roberton, L Robinson, C Rothery, N Sadler, A Sheppard, C Skinner, R. H Sims, P Steel, A Sutherland, E Tanner, H Tanner, W Tassell, L Vincent, V Waller, D Warnock, A Willcox, C Worrall, V -Masters- Fricker, G IN MEMORIAM Ashmead, C Bayliss, V Buckler, C Collins, A Edwards, E Gamble, C Green, V Grieve, A Gunn, G Hard, L Jarrott, W Mahoney, A Mortimer, K McKeown, A Powley, C Robinson, C Rothery, N Skinner, R. H Sims, P Steel, A Tanner, H Wilcox, C

WHS Magazine -Korrumbeia

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Blue folder with copies of 2006 Korrumbeia

WHS School Council Minutes

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Blue ring bind folder containing documents and minutes from the 1989 meetings of the Wangaratta High School Council

WHS House Captains Honour Board

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Brown shield-shaped wooden honour board with simplified Wangaratta High school logo on the top middle of the shield reading house captins

Inscriptions & Markings

HOUSE CAPTAINS YEAR OVENS, KING, MERRIWA boys girls boys girls boys girls 1946 D. Nunnachie J. Cherry F. Crockett J. Phillips G. Ellen J. Piercey 1947 J. Heffernan E, Buscall N. McMurran O. Willett K. Clarke H. Comrie 1948 K. Nunn A. Stantke K. Ellis A, Macaulay E. Taylor L. Lefoe 1949 A. Kneebone J. Walpole K. Ellis A. Macaulay R. Watson K. Martin 1950 A. Kneebone N. Kneebone L. Wright A. Macaulay E. Taylor L. Lefoe 1951 A. Kneebone N. Reeves L. Wright D. Jackson G. Beel F. Laughlin 1952 A. Kneebone N. Reeves D. McLauchlin N. Carmichael B. Maxwell F. Laughlin 1953 J. Herrin B. Southgate d. McLaughlin R, Macaulay T. Pappas W. Kneebone 1953 WAREENA..................... P. Dinsdale C. Ross ................................ 1954 J. Emsue M. Cochineas P. Stevens D. Dwite D. Ellis E. Crooks 1954 WAREENA .................... C. Bourke D. Standish ............................ HONORE ET LABORE

OC Yearbook -Geronimo

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

White yearbook with yellow trim and a large full page image of a football stadium and an inset image of OC students standing in front of an Australian flag. There is black text along the top reading Geronimo Ovens College 2000

Inscriptions & Markings

Geronimo Ovens College 2000

WHS Earliest Known Student Workbook

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

A5 ruled Geography workbook dated to November 3rd 1909