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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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WTS Yearbook -Geronimo

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Black yearbook with glowing text in the top section reading GERONIMO, above a blue box where a space invaders image is placed with student faces as the space invaders. At the bottom in the centre is text reading WANGARATTA TECHNICAL SCHOOL

Inscriptions & Markings

GERONIMO WANGARATTA TECHNICAL SCHOOL

WHS Yearbook -Korrumbeia

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Brown yearbook with black ink text reading "KORRUMBEIA"along the top and the year 1966 above the WHS logo in the bottom right corner.

Inscriptions & Markings

"KORRUMBEIA" 1966

OC Newsletter -Ovens Focus

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Red folder containing editions of Ovens Focus newsletter from the years 2001-2002

Mervyn 'Banjo' Harris certificate of Discharge

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Paper Certificate with Australian military forces logo and some slight ageing evident. Reads: Australian Military forces Certificate of Discharge certificate no. 66757 This is to certify that v22764 Sgt Mervyn Sylvester Walter Harris- 6 Aust. Aux. House fnanopant cay who enlisted for the C.M.F on the 25th day of Nov 1939 and who served on continuous full time war service in the Citizen Military Forces for a total effective period of nine hundred and fifty four days which included active service in Australia for 748 days outside Australia for [0] days is discharged from the Citizen military Forces during that service or by virtue of that service the soldier was awarded or became eligible for [no] medals and decorations [no] war badge. this discharge takes effect on and from the first day of may one thousand nine hundred and forty four. [signitures]

Historical information

Mervyn 'Banjo' Harris (born 4/3/1914) was the eldest son of Walter 'Bob' and Zillah Harris of Bendigo. He enlisted in the C.M.F. 8th L.H. February 1937. No V22764. He enlisted in the A.I.F. 7th January 1941 when the 8th light horse disbanded. He was then posted to he 143 P.O.W. camp Murchison. He was made a Sgt. at Geelong.

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Military forces Certificate of Discharge certificate no. 66757 This is to certify that v22764 Sgt Mervyn Sylvester Walter Harris- 6 Aust. Aux. House fnanopant cay who enlisted for the C.M.F on the 25th day of Nov 1939 and who served on continuous full time war service in the Citizen Military Forces for a total effective period of nine hundred and fifty four days which included active service in Australia for 748 days outside Australia for [0] days is discharged from the Citizen military Forces during that service or by virtue of that service the soldier was awarded or became eligible for [no] medals and decorations [no] war badge. this discharge takes effect on and from the first day of may one thousand nine hundred and forty four. [signitures

WHS Mette-Marit Høiby Magazine Article

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Single colour page from a magazine featuring four photos

Historical information

Mette-Marit Høiby was an exchange student at Wangaratta High School before being crowned the queen of Norway.

Inscriptions & Markings

Australia's Crown

WHS Assembly Information

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Plastic sheet holder containing a cream booklet and a red booklet with an information pamphlet on the 1998 presentation assembly, as well as programs and scripts for the presenters

WHS Assembly Information

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Clear folder with a red spine containing a yellow booklet with an information pamphlet on the 1997 presentation assembly, as well as programs and scripts for the presenters.

WHS Historical Film canisters

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Black padded Tristar suitcase with plastic handle and clasps containing approximately 70 metal film canisters with individual numbers and labels.

WHS Prefects Honour Board

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Brown wooden honour board with gold writing and decorative border. Hugging the border at the top is a curved title reading PREFECTS. In the top left corner of the honour board is a WHS logo.

Inscriptions & Markings

PREFECTS 1994 A. RADNOR: E. ASHMEAD, N. BLANCHARD, E. FURS, N. IMRIE, K. KNEEBONE, E. MALE, N. ROSSER, M. STANIMROACH, A. STANVER, J. STEPHENS, K. WELCH. JUSTIN NASH,: P. FLYNN, G. JACKSON, B. HILDEBRAND, B. MORRIS, JEREMY NASH, J. PIZZINI, M. PORTER, T. PORTER, S. WELCH 1995 K. KNEEBONE: E. ACHMEAD, D. BIGGER, R. BARROW, S. DOBSON, S. HEYWOOD, L. NASH, D. SMITH, H. STANIMIROVITCH, A. STANYER, R. STEFANIARK, K. WELCH. G. JACKSON: P. FLYNN, M. GOODSEY, R. GRAHAM, J. NASH, C. PIZZINI, T. PORTER, N. QUARTERMAIN, M. SCHOLES, L. SPILLER, A. WISE 1996 L. NASH: R. BARROW, S. DIKE, S. DOBSON, R. EVANS, J. GREENE, L. HILDEBRAND, K. KAY, S. KNOX, E. RADNOR, D. SMITH, R. STEFANIAK. L. SPILLER: A. BAXTER, T. BENNE, S. FLYNN, P. GOODEY, T. LEWIS, J. NASH, N. QUARTERMAIN, M. SCHOLES, R. WOODWARD 1997 L. HILDEBRAND: H. BEVAN, S. DIKE, T. TOBSON, E. GEPHART, J. HARRISON, K. KAY, M. KNEEBONE, S. KNOX, K. LEARY, E. RADNOR, B. SPASOJEVIC. r. WOODWARD: C. BLANCHARD, A. BREW, S. CONSTANTINO, P. GOODEY, M. HORNE, A. LAMB, J. RADNOR, S. SEMPLE, J. TILSON 1998 J. HARRISON, C. CAMBROSIO, H. BEVAN, J. CUNNINGHAM, T. DOBSON, E. GEPHART, K. GRAHAM, A. HEARD, M. McKENZIE, R. SHEARER, K. SPILLER, R. WINGATE. S. SEMPLE: S. CHALLMAN, S. CONSTANTINI, K. GADSDEN, M. HORNE, A. LAMB, A. MURRAY, J. RADNOR, J. TILSON, B. TAVARE. 1999 K. GRAHAM: E. AMBROSO, A. COSTER, A. CUNNINGHAM, A. GREENE, K. HEARD, C. JONES, S. JONES, M. McKENZIE, R. SHEARER, R. WINGATE. S. CHALLMAN: M. ASHMEAD, M. CAMERON, G. HANCOCK, A. HORNE, J. MCCORMICK, J. MULLINS, S. O'KEEFE, J. WESTON 2000 M. ANDISON: N. BAYTALA, S. BEILBY, A. COSTER, A. CUNNINGHAM, B. DYKES, A. GREEN, C. JONES, S. JONES, A. MINNS. A. HORNE: M. ASHMEAD, D. HATSWELL, J. HUNTER, T. LAMBERT, S. O'KEEFE, S. SALATHIEL, C. SAMPLE, B. SIMPSON, R. WELLARD 2001 N. BAYTALA: E. AMBROSIO, S. BEILBY, R. CONLEY, B. DYKES, R. GILBERT, K. GOODEY, E. JANAS, C. RIDGEWAY-FAYE, B. STEEL. S. SALATHIEL: M. CAROLANE, C. GAMBOLD, R. GLOVER, T. LAMBERT, B. MONTGOMERY, C. SAMPLE, B. SOLIMO, T. VONARX, R. WELLARD 2002 R. GILBERT: R. BURKE, H. BRIGGS, K. GOODEY, E. JANAS, M. JONES, T. PETTS, C. POTTER, K. SESSIONS, J. USSHER. R. GLOVER: M. CAROLANE, J. FREEMAN, C. GAMBOLD, A. GRAHAM, R. MINNS, B. MONTGOMERY, M. O'BRIEN, S. PRICE, S. SOLIMO 2003 T. PETTS: J. BARRY, H. BRIGGS, R. BROWN, K. NIKLAUS, C. POTTER, G. ROSE, A. SCALZO, K. SESSIONS, R. SMITH, M. VELJANOSKA. R. MINNS: M. COOK, M. COURTS, J. FERGUSON, J. FREEMAN, S. HORNE, J. PATRICK, B. PORKER, M. SCOTT, K. TEMBY 2004 R. BROWN: K. CRAMMOND, S. GREEN, A. HOLLAND, M. ISKOV, S. McCONACHY, S. REES, G. ROSE, K. SCOTT, R. SMITH, M. SULLIVAN, M. VELJANOSKA, K. WALDER. J. PATRICK: M. COUTTS, C. CURCIO, M. DAVIDSON, S. FINDLAY, M. GRAHAM, R. KRAKE, M. TATULASCHWILI

WHS Framed Certificate

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

White-light blue gradient certificate with a large image of the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria in a silver wooden frame with black text reading:

Inscriptions & Markings

IN APPRECIATION ANTI-CANCER COUNCIL OF VOCTORIA Presented by the Anti-caner Council of Victoria to Wangaratta High School in grateful recognition of their generous contribution to Cancer Research

WHS Student Creative writing book

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Blue stapled book containing a collaboration of 1996 year 12 student creative writing short stories with an image of a bound man in an analogue television screen border on the cover and white boxes with titles reading:

Inscriptions & Markings

My Life, My Movie YEAR 12 WRITING FOLIO CATS Wangaratta High School 1996

WSC Yearbook- Geronimo

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Red yearbook with a full art cartoon cover of a heavily muscled man in a loincloth and headband holding a spear and spray can with a brick wall in the background. There is White text reading Geronimo on the wall and '93 is sprayed into the wall below it.

Inscriptions & Markings

GERONIMO '93

WTS Yearbook -Geronimo

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Yellow yearbook with a blue image of an American Indian man in a inset box with Geronimo written in large slanting letters across the page and a black 82 in the bottom right corner.

Inscriptions & Markings

WANGARATTA TECHNICAL SCHOOL Geronimo 82

WTS Yearbook -Geronimo

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

White yearbook with grey striped rectangle on the cover, and a black and white photograph of two students in the centre of the page. Above and below the grey rectangle is text reading GERONIMO 86 Wangaratta Technical School Album

Inscriptions & Markings

GERONIMO 86 Wangaratta Technical School Album

WHS Yearbook -Korrumbeia

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Cream yearbook with a red, blue, yellow and green stripe along the left side with a black WHS logo overlayed above, and text to the right reading JUBILEE YEAR ... 1959 KORRUMBEIA

Historical information

Wangaratta High School opened in 1909 as Wangaratta Agricultural College, so 1959 is a jubilee year as it marks the 50th anniversary of the school's opening

Inscriptions & Markings

JUBILEE YEAR ... 1959 KORRUMBEIA

WHS Trophy- Sport

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Silver cup trophy with brown plastic base with 5 metal plates attached. Engraved in the cup is:

Inscriptions & Markings

WANGARATTA HIGH SCHOOL Presented by DICK PENDLEBURY INTER-HOUSE COMPETITION BASEBALL

WHS Trophy- Sport

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Silver metal cup trophy with a light brown plastic base with 8 metal plates. engraved on the cup is:

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented By THE N.E. CO-OPE' SOCIETY LTD FOR Inter-house Basket Ball 1938

WHS Yearbook

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

White yearbook with red, blue, green and yellow dots along the top and bottom, '2014' made out of cropped photos from swimming sports day and WANGARATTA HIGH SCHOOL made out of Scrabble tiles.

Inscriptions & Markings

YEARBOOK 2014 WANGARATTA HIGH SCHOOL

WHS School Charter

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Cream spiral bound photocopy of Wangaratta High School Charter 2000-2002

Inscriptions & Markings

WANGARATTA HIGH SCHOOL 01-8425 SCHOOL CHARTER 2000-2002

Signed Football

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Red Leather Carnival brand football approved by V.F.L. football with numerous signatures.

WHS Art

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Very large landscape oil painting with decorative gold frame. Presented to WHS Prefects July 1991 by L.G. Barr

WHS Student Planner

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Navy WHS student work planner with gold text and WHS logo

Inscriptions & Markings

WANGARATTA HIGH SCHOOL 9-10 WORK PLANNER 2001

Photograhps of Girls Hostel

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Three sepia photographs of girls from the Chisholm street girls Hostel. Group photograph of all residents, three girls in front of hostel for girls sign and girls walking past hostel for girls sign. 1940, featuring Olga Rouvrat, Jean Kennedy, Priscilla Reid.

WHS Magazine -Korrumbeia

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Cream manila folder containing a yellow envelope with copies of the 2001 Korrumbeia

WHS Inkwells

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

One rectangular glass inkwell, one circular white ceramic inkwell, one round metal inkwell with hinged lid and holes for six pens, and two wooden nib pens.

WAHS Badges

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

1x Wangaratta Agricultural High School badge 1x Wangaratta Agricultural High School Ex Students association badge 1x Wangaratta Agricultural High School Senior Athletic Champion badge

WHS Centennary Minutes

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Black ring-bind folder containing minutes from the WHS Centenary Committee 2009 meetings

OC Prchase Order book

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

White folder containing carbon copies of 2006 and 2007 OC purchase orders and supplementary documents

Autograph Letter

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

1848 Autograph Letter by Queen Victoria- Typed and original. This item is a part of ex-teacher Ian Marryatt's travel collection

WTC Trophy- Sport

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Wooden Aub Newton Memorial Shield house football award. Has 9 silver badges on the front. Awarded to Hotham in 1969, Bogong in 1970 and Hotham in 1971