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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.

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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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1041 items

1949 - Football team

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of WHS football team of 1949, mounted on white card using photo corners. List of team members on back of paper.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of paper: George Bird, Don Rogers, Rex Mulligan, Eric Liley, Peter Hearnden, Ron Henderson, Don Jack, Morrie Martin, Bob Kessner, Ray Smith, Ted Murby, Max Smith, Geoff Chandler, Raymon Brooke, Bruce Porter, Wilf Henderson (Staff), Harold Somers, Bill Godwin, Geoff Chandler (?), John McAsey (?), Russell Braddon

1979 new library block

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph of the new library block, mounted on board. Accompanied by a caption

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads:The New Library Block. After a long wait the Library was ready for use in 1979.

Form 1D 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 1D of 1961.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

High Tide 1989

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1989 school year. Contains reports from all departments, staff, student leaders, captains, sports results, camp details, student work and many black and white photohgraphs.

Form 5C 1972

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated black and white copy of Williamstown High School form 5C of 1972.

Form 1B 1970

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 1B of 1970.

Form 4C 1958

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 4C of 1958.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Form 2C 1963

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 2C of 1963. at 4.4 copy of this photograph mounted on board. Accompanied by a caption.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above for student names accompanying original photograph. Caption on 4.4 reads: Form 2C 1963. Carole Garnsworthy (Rodger) has loaned this photo. Mr Mepham affectionately known as 'Fluff' was the Form Teacher. On back of board: Mr Mephan & Form 2C 196? Leonie McIntyre 1st in 2nd row.

Form 1B 1968

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 1B of 1968

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Form 6B 1973

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph depicting Williamstown High School form 6B of 1973.

Year 9SA 1995

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of the 9SA class of 1995 at Williamstown High School. Mounted on card, the teacher and students' names are also included. This item has been laminated.

Athletics meet program 1947

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Booklet issued on white paper with black print, comprising 16 pages.

Historical information

This program details the Metropolitan High School' Sports Association 28th annual athletic sports meeting. The event went for three days and was held on the Essendon Recreation Reserve. Williamstown High School competed on the second day, against Box Hill, Coburg,Essendon, and Geelong High Schools.

Form 6A 1974

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 6A of 1974.

Mr F.W. Johnson at reunion 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of the first WHS principal, taken at a reunion in 1965, mounted on board. Accompanied by a caption.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: The first headmaster was Mr F.W. Johnson a first class administrator and an inspiring teacher of science. His normal rebuke for a minor lapse was to call the transgressor, ' you silly fellow', but he had heavier ammunition for the more accomplished villains. (From High Tide 1965.) On back of photograph: Mr F. W. Johnson, first headmaster at WHS 1915-1927. Photo taken 1965 Golden Jubilee.

Play used in english 1965 - The crucible: a play in four acts, by Arthur Miller. London; The Cresset Press, 1964

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Red, cloth covered book of 144 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover: Dorothie Kurasek. Notes throughout book written in margins.

Senior Boys 1940s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Senior Boys 1940s. Enlarged copy donated by Bruce Porter.

1971 - Netball team 2nds

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

10 GC 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph mounted on card accompanied by students and teacher names.

Inscriptions & Markings

See JPG above.

High Tide No.5 - High Tide 1925

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A booklet comprising 16 p. Some black and white photographs and illustrations are included. The cover is of light brown card, printed in dark brown ink.

Historical information

The school year book for the 1925 school year. It includes academic achievements for the year, sports results, prefects and student work

Inscriptions & Markings

On cover in pen: Les Hill, 46 Elphin St, Newport.

1956 orchestra

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Miss Boardman with the school orchestra in 1956. NB: a copy mounted on board can be found at 3.1.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front of photograph: Miss A.B. Boardman, Head Mistress and school orchestra in art room 1956.

Hat badge - 1940's

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Round metal hat badge with enameling in red black and yellow. Depicts the Williamstown High School logo of the 1940's with fish across anchor. Badge has a loop to allow for sewing onto hat bands.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of badge; 374. Also very small makers make that is indecipherable.

1984 Home Group Staff Year 10

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Original colour photograph.

High Tide 2008

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A4 sized coloured card book, of 80 pages. The book represents the 2008 Williamstown High School year. It contains reports from all departments, sport results, student work and many photographs, some in full colour.

1951 Football premiers

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Junior Football Team Premiers 1951. Coach Doc Walsh

Inscriptions & Markings

see image above

High tide 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 1994 school year. a4 size with 40 pages, some colour photographs. Contains student work, sports results, school news.

Year 10SA 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 10SA 1992

9 JO 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph mounted on card accompanied by students and teacher names.

Inscriptions & Markings

See JPG above.

Year 7DM 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 7DM 1994

Year 8JP 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 8JP 1993

Sports pennant 1975

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Triangular blue and white felt sports pennant.

Historical information

Pennant awarded to the school for winning the cross country events at the MHSSA inter school sports in 1975.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed with "M.H.S.S.A. Western Zone, Bayside. Cross country champions, intermediate. 1975"