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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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1041 items

Pupil report 1961-5

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Hard cover, blue cloth report book of 16 pages. Contains school report and marks for Robyn Tompson achieved during the period 1961-65

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand written teacher remarks and subject marks.

Year 8WM 1991

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 8WM 1991 Williamstown High School

1935 Basketball Team

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Betty Bowyer - top row 1st from left.

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.

1975 Assembly

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: The enrolment was 822 students in 1975. There is no breakdown of female and male students. In 1980 it was 515 students rising to 561 in 1981.

Queensland Tour 1940s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copied black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Mr Tom (Doc) Walsh with boys on tour to Queensland. 1940's. Tropical dress.

Year 9RJ 1995

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Tie- Adelaide party

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black cloth tie produced by Williamstown High School to mark an Adelaide school trip. [year unknown].

Staff 2012

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph and legend of Williamstown High School staff of 2012.

Stand alone school

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

2 captions about restructuring and stand alone high schools, mounted on board.

Form 2C 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 2C of 1962.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Peace Concert 1987

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A4 white paper poster advertising the Peace concert, Friday 10th Oct. 1987, held in Preston and at Preston Girls School. Williamstown High School Band Top Secret performed at the concert.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Form 2D 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 2D of 1962.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Breakfast Party 1947

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

jpg file of original black and white photograph.

Historical information

Then photograph gives us an insight into school activities of the 1940's and illustrates hair styles and clothing of the day.

Algebra textbbok 1947 - A sequel to the first two years' algebra - with answers, by R.Wilson and A.D. Ross. Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1946.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Olive cloth covered book used by Robert Gerring in his studies at Williamstown High School while in form IIIB in 1947. 258 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg above for inscription inside front cover.

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.

Williamstown summer festival program 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A4 booklet of light card. Program of the Williamstown Summer Festival which was held on 26th-30th January 1994. Williamstown High School soul band, The Wet Reeds, played at the event.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

Form 4B 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 4B of 1962.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above/

Senior football 1955

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph of Williamstown High School senior football team of 1955.

Inscriptions & Markings

see image above

1915 - First Headmaster Frederick Johnson

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph published in High Tide, laminated. Accompanied by 2 captions.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption 1 reads: Mr Johnson. First Headmaster at Williamstown High. 1915-1927. Caption 2 reads: The first Departmental Headmaster. F.W. Johnson had suggested a school motto of 'Don't drift' because so many pupils tended to drift away from their early teaching. However, Frank Tate, Director of Education, recommended the more positive 'Hold fast'. This was the time of the First World War. The Germans had invaded Belgium...In designing the school badge the colours of the Belgium flag, red, yellow and black were chosen. (From school records.) On photograph: Staff of Williamstown High School, 1918. Back row (left to right): Mr L. Millar, Miss H. West, Mr D. Gerity, Mr F. Johnson, Mr Jack (Sloyd teacher), Miss C. Hunter,(mrs R.F. Taylor), Mr R. Colman. Front row: Miss F. Swan, Miss M. Deehan, Miss Carson, Miss Doris McCrae, Miss H. McGarvin

Form 5A 1975

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of Williamstown High School Form 5A of 1975.

8BK 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Williamstown High School class 8BK, 1997. Photograph is mounted on card and is accompanied by student names.

Inscriptions & Markings

see jpg

Form 5A 1972

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Year 10TL 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 10TL 1993

Form 2B 1959

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 2B 1959.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

1972 Choir

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of the Williamstown High School choir of 1972, performing before the school at the Williamstown Town Hall.

Year 11HY 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 11HY Williamstown High School Class photograph

Year 9TL 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 9TL 1992

Form 1A 1968

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

High Tide 2009

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A4 sized book, with coloured card cover and comprising 61 pages. This book records the Williamstown High School 2009 school year. It contains reports from all departments, sport results, student work and many photographs, some in colour.