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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
phone
+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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WSC Newsletter- Jargon

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Blue folder containing edition of Jargon newsletter from the years 1994 and 1995

Dead Man's Penny

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Round metal single sided plaque depicting a helmeted man holding laurel wreath and a trident standing in front of a lion. Also includes the scroll with a coat of arms and a commemorative letter.

Historical information

A commemorative medal given to the next of kin to a deceased soldier in WWI. Colloquially known as a dead man's penny. Pte. Christopher F. Willcox was killed in the fist battle of the Somme in France on the 28th of July 1916 aged 21.

Inscriptions & Markings

HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR CHRISTOPHER FRANKLIN WILCOX

Typewriter

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Remington Standard 12 Typewriter Black metal typewriter and metal keyboard and levers. Gold Remington logo and red Remington symbol

Inscriptions & Markings

Remington 12 12 Remington Standard

WHS Trophy- Sport

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Block or wood with a black metal Q attached to the top, holding a bronze cube reading 'QUALITY IS ATTITUDE'. Metal plates attached to the wood block read:

Inscriptions & Markings

Wangaratta Regional Quality Awards 1998 QUALITY AWARDS WANGARATTA Wangaratta High School

WHS Yearbook -Korrumbeia

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

White yearbook with a full page drawing on the cover of the WHS logo surrounded by students holding the four house flags. Text at the top of the page reads Wangaratta High School Magazine '91

Inscriptions & Markings

Wangaratta High School Magazine '91

WHS Yearbook

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Black yearbook with a collage of photos of students and items from 2011, with rainbow text reading YEARBOOK 2011 along the right side and a WHS logo in the top left

WHS Yearbook

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Purple yearbook with a space background. In the image, a black hole is pulling in a moon with an engraved WHS logo and a metallic 2003.

Inscriptions & Markings

2003

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 Swimming Carnival Pamphlet

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Yellow Wangaratta High School Annual Swimming carnival pamphlet

Inscriptions & Markings

WANGARATTA HIGH SCHOOL Annual Swimming Carnival Merriwa Park- February 18 1954

WHS Trophy- Sport

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Wooden shield trophy with many small silver shields attached, and a silhouette of a runner at the top. the largest metal shield in the centre has engraved text reading:

Inscriptions & Markings

NORTH EAST SECONDARY SCHOOLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION INTERMEDIATE BOYS AGGREGATE PRESENTED BY C. N. O'NEELE BENELLA

WHS Community Goals

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Yellow ring bind folder reading WHS SCHOOL COMMUNITY AWARD, containing information on the Wangaratta High School Community Goals and community award.

WSC Framed Photo

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Colour photograph of a WSC baseball yeah in green WSC uniforms gathered in front of a large honour board, in a wooden frame

WHS House Captains Honour Board

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Rectangular shield shaped wooden house Officials 1934-1945 honour board with WHS symbol at the top and gold lettering.

Inscriptions & Markings

HOUSE OFFICIALS 1934 (O) D. Francis, R. Rangott (K) G. Arnott, H. Keir 1935 (O) T. Brady. P. Arnold (K) G. Arnott, H. Keir 1936 (O) A. Smyth, M. Almond (K) G. Stone, L. Clark 1937 (O) R. Dinning, L. Living (K) G. Stone, L. Friday 1938 (O) D. Tilson, A. Clemers, K. Baker, B. Ewart, L. Living (K) E. Williams, K. Jackson, J. Emms, M. Matthews 1939 (O) L. Gorman, R. Baker (K) D. Lade, M. Matthews, M. Friday 1940 (O) W. Smyth, V. Hebard, H. Ronan, (K) C. Bryant, J. Goodwin 1941 (O) W. Nicholas, D. Roberts (K) W. Hempel, B. Johnson 1942 (O) J. McDonagh, A. Walpole (K) H. Orton, L. Mc Donald 1943 (O) W. Snowdon, H. Bunn (K) M. Christie, L. Mc Donald 1944 (O) A. Harrington, M. Pearce (K) M. Ferguson, L. Mc Donald, R. Saines 1945 (M) S. Oates, J. Bennett (K) I. Sadler, J. Bell, I. McSween

WHS Yearbook

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Purple yearbook with colourful geometric patterns and squiggles in the background reading Wangaratta High School 2016

Inscriptions & Markings

Wangaratta High School 2016

OC Split from TAFE documentation

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

White Ovens College branded envelope containing assorted documents concerning the schools 1981 split from Wangaratta TAFE. Heritage Committee

WHS Rowan Barrow Information folders

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

A red plastic folder and a cream manila folder containing information relating to the previous Rowan Barrow exhibition that was displayed at Wangaratta High School.

Rats of Tobruk Association Shield

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Brown wooden lacquered shield with the Rats of Tobruk Association symbol (brown rat on gold circle with white ad gold scrolls surrounding with the name of the association printed upon) overlaying a yellow T below a crown. Below the symbol is the motto 'no surrender'.

Historical information

The Rats of Tobruk Association, Inc, Victoria was formed in September, 1945. The Association was open for those Servicemen who had Served at, and during, the Longest Siege in British Military History - the Siege of Tobruk - 240 Days, between April10th and December 10th 1941 in WW2 and who were fortunate enough to return to Australia at the end of hostilities. Of approximately 14,000 Australians involved in the Siege of Tobruk, 559 were KIA, 2450 were WIA and 941 became a POW.

Inscriptions & Markings

THE RATS OF TOBRUK ASSOCIATION NO SURRENDER

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 1960-1970

WHS Newspaper Article

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Two different photocopies of black and white newspaper articles showing crowds of students

Inscriptions & Markings

PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN FROM THE WEEKLY TIMES 1945

WHS Student Workbook- E. Kneebone

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

2 blue A5 hardcover record books with black text and a stamp in the middle of the page, used to organise student tasks

Mervyn 'Banjo' Harris blacksmith display box

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Wood and Glass display box with green felt lining. Contains three black and white images of Mervyn Harris and his metalwork, along with a horseshoe, hammer, pliers and various other blacksmith tools and some printed description labels.

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

OC Flag

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

White flag with a green and red OC logo on the left and large text reading Ovens College on the right

Inscriptions & Markings

Ovens College

WHS Framed Certificate

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

White certificate with a beige, orange and blue border, mounted on cream backing and a brown wooden frame. Text reads:

Inscriptions & Markings

Certificate of Accreditation presented to Wangaratta High School by the minister for education and training for successfully meeting the standards for Performance and Development Culture Accreditation.

WHS Building Opening Plaque

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Rectangular Wooden plaque with a bronze coloured metal plate on the front and engraved text reading:

Inscriptions & Markings

WANGARATTA HIGH SCHOOL THIS BUILDING WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED IN THE JUBILEE YEAR OF THE SCHOOL BY THE HONOURABLE J. S. BLOOMFORD, M.L.A., MINISTER OF EDUCATION ON THE 7TH APRIL, 1959

WSC Yearbook- Geronimo

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Black yearbook with a full page art cartoon on the cover of two suited men wearing sunglasses in a doorway shooting guns at a number of monsters in the foreground. Text above the door reads GERONIMO '97

Inscriptions & Markings

GERONIMO '97

WHS Staff Association Minute book

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Cream booklet with blue binding containing minutes from staff association meetings during the years 1989-2000

Inscriptions & Markings

FRONT STAFF ASSOCIATIOPN MINUTE BOOK

WHS Magazine -Korrumbeia

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

blue folder containing colour copies of 2000 Korrumbeia

WHS Building Opening Plaque

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Rectangular wooden honour board with golden brushed metal plate on the front and black engraved text reading:

Inscriptions & Markings

WANGARATTA HIGH SCHOOL This plaque commemorates the official opening of the Senior School By Hon Bronyn Pike MP Minister for Education On Friday, 21 May 2010 This project was funded by the Victorian Government Principal Heather Sarau School Council President Phillip Haines

WHS Academic Achievement Honour Board

Wangaratta High School, Wangaratta

Brown rectangular wooden honour board with a sculpted indentation with gold writing inside it.

Inscriptions & Markings

ACADEMIC ACHEIVEMENT 2000 M. Ashmead- M. Heathcote- J. Hunter- C. McCracken- M. Nelson- J. Sneddon 2001 S. Caruso- R. Conroy- M. Frazer- L. Heywood- C. Lucas- R. Steel- L. Smith- B. Winzer 2002 G. Doig- J. Farrell- K. Gibson- C. Groves- T. Hartwig- B. Montgomery- D. Morton- J. Sutherland 2003 J. Baird- M. Elliot- L. Smith- K. Temby(2)- A. Vincent- C. Wakefield- J. Young(2) 2004 S. Barrow- A. Baxter- K. Brown- E. Burrowes- D. Frame- L. Franke- S. Forge- M. Whitfort- E. Williams- A. Wilson 2005 J. Fletcher- E. Horne- B. Larkin. D. Montgomery. C. Wahlouist(2)- H. Watkins- K. Watts Honours for 2006 onwards are now located in the honours book.