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Williamstown High School Williamstown, Victoria

Williamstown High School (WHS) is a public, co-educational school situated in the historic Williamstown area. It is a multi-campus school - Years 7- 9 are housed on the junior campus, Bayview St, Williamstown and the senior campus, with Years 10 -12 is located in Pasco St, Williamstown. WHS has a proud history of over 100 years. It began as Williamstown Grammar School in 1867, and in 1914 became WHS - a State Government funded public school. In 2000 WHS merged with Gellibrand Girl's school to become the school it is today.

Contact Information

location
76 Pasco St Williamstown 3016 (map)
phone
+61 03 93939027

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Opening Hours

By appointment during school hours.

Location

76 Pasco St Williamstown Victoria

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A collection of items relating to or originating from Williamstown High School the archives consist of enrolment records, pennants, flags, cups, reports, photographs, badges, uniforms and other ephemera dating from the early 1900's to the present day.

Cameron Auty 16 October 2014 1:32 PM

Hi Williamstown High team, You're doing a great job getting your collection online, we're really enjoying watching all the photos as they're uploaded. Keep up the good work! - Site Admin

Victoria Grace 16 May 2018 1:34 PM

Can you please advise me whether you have photos from the 1980s to be uploaded to the site or whether you are missing them. I am fortunate to have some photos that I could share.

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1028 items

1947 Boys at WHS

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of WHS boys, outside in school grounds.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: 1947

Sports Pennant 1968

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Triangular red felt pennant, screen printed in gold. Torn at pointy end and some discolouration at wide end.

Inscriptions & Markings

Screen printed with "Metropolitan High Schools' Sports Assn. Western Division, Athletics B section, Senior, Williamstown 1968."

Tennis sports pennant 1964

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Red felt sports pennant presented to Williamstown High School in 1964 for a successful tennis season.

Year 7AG 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 7AG 1994

Year 7JJ 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 7JJ 1994

Form 5H 1967

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 5H of 1967.

Inscriptions & Markings

See images above.

High Tide 1954

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication. Buff cover printed in red and black. 40 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the 1954 school year. Contains staff, prefects, house and school captains, sports results and team photographs, scholarship recipients and student work.

Staff 1940s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white sepia photographs copied and mounted on board.

Historical information

Jack Lovett, Ken Higgs & John (Sarge) Kent, all teachers of the 1940s.

Form 1E 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 1E of 1965.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Form 2C 1970

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 2C of 1969.

Form 3C 1972

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of Williamstown High School form 3C of 1972 class photograph.

1949 Boys skylarking

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of boys in high spirits at WHS.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: 1949

Mr Fagan - Principal 1975-81

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of photograph mounted on board. Accompanied by a caption.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption Reads: Mr Fagan, Principal 1975-81. '(The school)...weathered the storms of the past decade and have avoided the pursuit of mediocrity...' High Tide 1979.

Mr C. Brook 1947-56

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph, mounted on board. Accompanied by a caption.

Historical information

Mr C. Brook was the Principal of Williamstown High School from 1947-56

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Mr C. Brook, Headmaster from 1947-1956. "the most important objectives of education must be to discipline the mind, to teach the student how to acquire knowledge, to instil in him the desire to become an even more useful member of society. The Government of the State has provided free education to the matriculation stage, liberal grants for books, travelling allowances and in certain cases maintenance allowances. These grants together with a large number of scholarships, have made secondary education available to all." High Tide 1952. Enrolment in 1951 was 780 students.

High Tide 2006 - Williamstown High School Year Book 2006

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Coloured card and glossy pages, 40 page A4 sized year book representing the 2006 Williamstown High School year. Includes sports reports, student work, reports from all departments and many photographs, some of them full colour.

Blazer 1950s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black woollen blazer, with Williamstown High School embroidered badge on pocket, trimmed with red woven binding.

1948 On tour

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of WHS boys on tour in 1948.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: 1948

Form 4A 1956

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 4A of 1956.

P.E. track suit top

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Size 44 dark green synthetic track suit top with Williamstown High School logo on the front left hand side.

Historical information

Worn by Dennis Nilson (D.J.), a Williamstown High School teacher of the 1960's and 1970's.

Inscriptions & Markings

On label at back of neck 'Deluxe Simpson of Melbourne'.

Year 11PD 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 11PD 1990 Williamstown High School

Keith Abbey 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph mounted with photo corners on white paper.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Keith Stuart Abbey, Head prefect 1948. Photos donated by Abbey/ Dusink family.

Form 3D 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 3D of 1961.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Boy & Girl Prefects 1930's

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph on mounting board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Prefects of the 1930's outside the pavilion.

Form 4A 1958

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School class 4A of 1957.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

1951 Drama tour

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of boys and Doc Walsh in uniform for drama tour. Accompanied by 2 captions.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: Mr Tom (Doc) Walsh and boys 'on tour' 1951 Caption 1 reads: Tours and dramatic groups for boys. Mr Tom Walsh produced dramas which went on tour, even interstate. Caption 2 reads: Tasmanian tour.

English exercise book 1959

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Exercise book containing lined pages, used by Iris Webb for her English classes in 1959. Text on approximately 200 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF's above. On front cover: Iris Webb, 4A English.

1997 staff & students

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Brown vinyl photo album with gold print. Contains full colour photographs of all classes and teaching staff. Contains 25 photographs: Staff, Years 7BS, 7MA, 7MG,7RJ, 7TB, 7WW, 8AW, 8BK, 8EP, 8KH, 8MJ, 8NA, 9GB, 9JP, 8NR, 9DR, 9JO, 9MM, 10IF,10SC, 10GC, 10EL, Year 11, Year 12.

Inscriptions & Markings

Each photo includes staff or student names.

Children's Week 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Fax of a letter confirming the Williamstown High School Bands' performances at Altona Gate Shopping Centre to help celebrate Children's Week.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Form 4D 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 4D of 1965.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Staff 1996

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated full colour photograph of Williamstown High School staff of 1996.