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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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985 items

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.

High tide 1999

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 1999 school year. A4 size with a brown and colour card cover, 48 pages, illustrated, some colour. Contains student school work, sports reports , school news.

1957 Orchestra Drill Hall

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Miss Boardman with the Williamstown High School orchestra in the Drill Hall.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front of the photograph: Miss A.B. Boardman, Head Mistress, and school orchestra in Drill Hall 1957.

Year 12 Yearbook 2007 - Class of 2007

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

a$ sized year book published by Williamstown High School to commemorate the Year 12 cohort of 2007. 114 pages, the book contains profiles and photographs of most of the year 12 students of 2007. Academic, sporting, camp and arts achievements are included as is a look back at this group when they started school at WHS in year 7. Many photographs, some colour are also included. Copy in DVD format also included.

Year 8RJ 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 8RJ 1992

B form boys 1935

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph mounted on board.

Historical information

Class photograph of B form boys, taken outside the prefects pavilion in 1935.

David Barling 2004-5

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Original colour photograph.

Tie- Sydney 1950

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Red cloth tie, printed in yellow and black, produced by Williamstown High School to mark a school trip to Sydney in 1951

Junior football team 1954

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of the Williamstown High School Junior football team of 1954

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Grand Youth Concert 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

B5 size booklet with blue cover. 12 pages. Program of the Grand Youth Concert, held in the Melbourne Concert Hall on the 1st September 1993. Williamstown High School music students and teachers performed.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

Year 8RJ 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 8RJ 1994

Year 9AG 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 9AG 1993

Peace Assembly 1991

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single green A4 sheet. Flyer for the 1991 Peace Assembly at Williamstown High School, August 6th, 1991. Tong Lee, Shaun Murray and Johnny Wong played musical items during the assembly.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

Concert Band 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of students playing flutes. They are part of the Williamstown High School Concert Band and they visited Newport Primary School in 1990.

Inscriptions & Markings

on back of photograph: L to R Zillah Goga. Ellisa Healey, Tong Lee. Photo by Colin Wiseman.

1971 senior girls netball

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School senior girls netball team of 1971.

1970s Girls tennis team

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Senior Cricket Team Premiers 1953

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Senior Crcket team Premiers 1953

Inscriptions & Markings

see image above

Form 5D 1974

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 5D of 1974.

1948 - Perth trip

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

2 sepia photographs mounted on paper using photo corners depicting WHS boys about to board plane and on Perth trip.

Inscriptions & Markings

See JPG for annotations.

Form 1B 1956

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 1B of 1956.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

1947 Form IVA

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of the 1947 Form IVA .

9 DR 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See JPG above.

Speech Day Program 1945

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Pamphlet of white paper, printed in navy blue. School logo has been part coloured using red biro.

Historical information

Program for Speech Day of Williamstown High School on Friday, 14th December, 1945.

Inscriptions & Markings

Top right hand corner has been cut off.

High Tide 1974

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication.

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1974 school year. Contains staff, student leaders, captains, sports results, camp details, student work.

Year 7JP 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 7JP 1992

Form 5H 1964

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 5H of 1964.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Bats program 2004 - Bats

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

An A4 publication, stapled. Back and front covers are colour. 18 p. : ill.

Historical information

This program was created to accompany the Williamstown High School production, Bats, performed at the Altona Civic Theatre, August 12-14, 2004. Directed by Michael Waugh.

Science textbook 1947 - General science for Australian schools, Book 1. By F. Daniel. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1944.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Red cloth covered book used by Robert Gerring in his science studies at Williamstown High School whilst in Form IIIB, in 1947. 387 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg above for inscription inside front cover.

High Tide 1980

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 1980 school year. 36 pages with glossy card cover, this year book includes reports from all departments, sport results, student work and many black and white photographs.

High tide 2001

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 2001 school year. Coloured card cover, 52 pages, illustrated, some colour. Contains student work, sports reports, school news and class photographs.

Form 4B 1971

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 4B of 1971.

Form 1A 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 1A, of 1962.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Break-up Party 1931

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Break-up Party, Form DC1 - 1931. Williamstown Gardens.

Cookery textbook 1942 - Cookery: a short course for beginners. Education Dept. of Victoria. 1942

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Textbook used by Home economics students at Williamstown High School in the 1940's. Brown card cover, 62 pages.

Peace Assembly 1988

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single blue A4 sheet. Flyer for the Peace Assembly held on 9th August 1988 at Williamstown High School. Musical items were presented by Sam Bird, Brendan Cassar and Greig Turner.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

1980s - Naming school hall

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

2 copies: 1 Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board. 1 copy of original photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photo: Naming of school hall 1980? Parker Family. Vivienne Phillip Leonie (Howards wife Jenny) Joy Laurie and brother.

Prefects 1924

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph from High Tide, mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Prefects ABC & Cc Forms 1924. From High Tide.

Needlework exercise book

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Exercise book used by Robyn Thomson in Needlework class at Williamstown High School in the 1960s. Book contains material and wool samples of knitting and sewing techniques (see page above).

Year 7DM 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 7DM 1994

Violinist 1998

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

5 sheets of colour photographic proofs of a violinist playing her instrument. 4 sheets of 5 photos and 1 sheet of 4 photos. All the same student. The photographs were taken for publicity purposes.

Staff 2004

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph and legend of Williamstown High School staff of 2004

8AW 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of the Williamstown High School class 8AW, 1997. Photograph is mounted on card and includes students' names.

Inscriptions & Markings

see jpg

Form 2C 1974

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 2C of 1974.

Form 3D 1959

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 3D of 1959. 2 laminated photographs are also at this number.

1936 Senior Girls

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph on mounting board. 2nd laminated copy.

Inscriptions & Markings

B Form 1936. Girls in front of senior girls pavilion. Top Row: Rylice Smith, Fauvette Hooke,Betty Young,Mary Esler. Lower row: Eva Wilson, Jean McKay,Ruth Reed, Edna Dalley, Dorothy Kelly.

High Tide 1930

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Green card covered yearbook, printed in black. 28 pages, illustrated with black and white line drawings and photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover: Ken Powell, Form F2 W.H.S.

Boys school jumper 1970s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Grey woolen jumper with yellow and red striped trim, worn by students boys at Williamstown High School in the 1970s.

Historical information

This jumper was worn by Geoff van Wyngaarden while he was a student at Williamstown High School in the 1970s.

Sports pennant 1972-3

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Triangular blue sports pennant screen printed in pastel blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

Screen printed with "W.S.B.A. D grade, summer competition, Premiers 1972-73."

1940 Girls gym display

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph, laminated.

Inscriptions & Markings

1940 girls gym display to aid the war effort. Courtesy Peg Clark (Mrs Bonwick), centre of photo.

Staff Football Team 1931

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copied black and white photograph mounted on card.

Inscriptions & Markings

W.H.S. - Staff Football Team - 1931. Back row: Unidentified, Bill Head, Fred Brooks, Syd Kelson, Alex Johnson,Bill Fry. 2nd back row: Jack Mollison, Jack Mawhinney (staff friend from sports store), Unidentified. 2nd front row: V.J. Pepper, Jack Johnson, Bill Murton. Front row: Jack Bell, Frank Sleeman (student), Jack Baxter (student), Jack Caeser (student), Allan Dann (student), Laurie Parker (student).