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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

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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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945 items

Athletics team 1972

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated black and white photograph of Williamstown High School athletics team of 1972.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above for names

Archibald Fowler report 1918

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Report book of Archibald Fowler, student of Williamstown High School, Form F in 1918. The report book is for studies during the three terms of 1918. Brown card cover, buff pages, 8 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF above for complete text of item.

Form 5S 1964

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Form 4D 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white original photograph of Williamstown High School Form 4D of 1961.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Tons of money stage shot 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph, original. 2nd copy mounted on board in Historical Display Box 11.

Historical information

A stage shot of the school production of 1948 - Tons of money - showing 11 cast members and set.

Inscriptions & Markings

R.Bird

7MA 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of class 7MA, 1997. Mounted on card, names of students' are also included

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg 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.

Committed to soul CD - 1993 - Committed to soul

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

1 CD in jewel case. Includes playlist on the reverse and list of band members with black and white photograph inside the front cover. Produced by Milisa Inglis & Finn Koren. Engineered by Neil Gray at Trueform Studios. Made in Australia by Disctronics.

Significance

Band members: Anthony Bethell - bass guitar; Jamila Brogan - brass; Aicha Brogan - brass; Milisa Inglis - backing vocals; Steven Jones - guitar, brass, keyboard; Jeremy King - guitar; Finn Koren - keyboard; Timothy Miedecke - vocals, guitar, bass; Shaun Murray - brass; Samantha Simpson - vocals, drum; George Smpyrakis - brass; Deidre Waight - backing vocals. Also: Ian, Penny and Lex (horn arrangements) Aydin Abdullah (horn director) Colin Wiseman (photography.

Inscriptions & Markings

See 2 images attached.

1970 Home economics textbook - Approach to cookery. Rev. ed. South Melbourne: Macmillan Australia, 1969.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Coloured soft cover book of 118 pages. Contains an introduction to cookery and recipes.

Historical information

'Approach to cookery' was the textbook used by Form 2 students during their Home Economics classes in 1970.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover: Janie Winter 2C W.H.S. Margaret Winter 128 D.R.H.S

Between the lines 1987

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Newspaper published by Williamstown High School. Contains, school events, school news, sports results, student work and black and white photographs.

Hold Fast, Vol. 1 No. 2. July 1944 - Official magazine of the Williamstown High School

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

4 page magazine of Williamstown High School with editorial by C. Curtain and P. Weate. Aslo includes student work, sports report and letters to the editors.

High Tide 2010 - High Tide

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Printed publication in full colour with card cover. 80 p. ill.

Historical information

Williamstown High School year book for 2010. Contains Principals' reports, student work, sports results, photographs, events reports.

Year 7RJ 1991

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 7RJ 1991

Year 7NH 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 7NH 1992

Next Wave festival 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A thank you letter from Lu Sexton, Music Co-Ordinator, for WHS's performance at Melbourne Central, as part of the 1992 Next Wave Festival.

Historical information

The Finn Koren collection.

Merit certificate 1936

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Buff coloured card, printed certificate recognising student achievement in completing the first two years of High School. This certificate was presented to Amy Corbett in 1936.

Historical information

This certificate was presented to Amy Corbett in 1936. It is numbered 299725 and was signed by the Principal, Mr Richards.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

1958 choir

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School choir of 1958. Copy of photograph and laminated copy of photograph also at this number.

Inscriptions & Markings

See images above

Tennis sports pennant 1964

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Staff 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of male staff of 1948.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: Back row: Bradshaw, McCully, Munday,Osborne, Charles Middle row: ? , ? , Evans, Jenkins, Walshe, Blumenthal, ? Front row: Kent, Mepham, Brookes, Green, Tynan

Boy prefects 1936

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photographed mounted on card. 2nd laminated copy. Comes with caption.

Inscriptions & Markings

Boy prefects and boys 1936, outside pavilion on Verdon St boundary.

Form 4E 1973

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph depicting Williamstown High School form 4E of 1973.

1948 Athletic sports

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photographs (2), laminated on A4 sheet.

Inscriptions & Markings

1948 - Newport Oval. House athletic sports tug-of-war. Staff versus boys. 1948 Newport oval. House Athletic sports - Koala girls marching team.

Speech night and afternoon1956

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

8 p. buff pamphlet printed in navy blue

Historical information

Program produced to accompany the 1956 Williamstown High School speech night and afternoon on Monday, 10th December 1956 and Wednesday 12th December 1956. Also includes the Headmaster's report (6 p.)

Form 1C 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Year 12 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 12 1994

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

Stand alone school

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Speech night program 1968

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Pamphlet printed in blue on white paper. 7 p.

Historical information

The program contains details of the Williamstown High School 52nd annual speech night, held at Williamstown Town Hall on Tuesday 9th April, 1968. The principal's report for 1967 is also included.

Laminated copy of a black and white photograph of Tasmanian Tour 1951

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Lamintaed copy of a black and white photograph of Williamstown Hight School Tasmanian Tour 1951

Mr Bowe - Principal 1956-60

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Mr Bowe Principal 1956-1960. This enlargement from a Golden Jubilee photo 1965. 'You must learn to be free yet accept the full responsibility of doing, of your own free will, what is reasonable to expect of you... You must learn to live in a community of nations... You can start to learn at once by living in harmony with your fellows at school. Your opinion is important. Do your part towards forming this teenage group conscience which is such a powerful source in your school.' High Tide 1957 'the world cries aloud for the exercise of tolerance. It is more necessary today than ever before in a world torn by distrust and suspicion.' High Tide 1958.

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.

Williamstown summer festival program 1989

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

One single sheet folded to A4 size. Program of the 1989 Williamstown Summer Festival held on Australia Day weekend, 27th - 30th January 1989.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Williamstown Advertiser 1986

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Front and back cover of the Williamstown Advertiser newspaper of 20th August 1986. The article "It's no secret, this band has ambition" is about The Williamstown High School band Top Secret.

Historical information

Finn Koren Collection.

1984 Home Group Staff Year 8

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Original colour photograph.

High Tide 1968

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication. White card cover printed in blue and white

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1968school year. Contains staff, student leaders, captains, prefects, sports results, camp details, student work.

Form 2A 1963

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

High Tide 1955

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 1955 school year. Contains staff list, prefects, house, school and sport captains, scholarship recipients, team photographs, student work.

Form 4B 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 4B, of 1961.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Mr P.H. Powell 1961-65

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph and on caption: Mr. P.H. Powell 1961-5 (First ex-student to become Headmaster/Principal.)

1950s - exercise book

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Book covered with board and printed with the school name and logo. Lined paper inside.

Form 2B 1946

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on card.

Inscriptions & Markings

Form 2B - Williamstown High School 1946. Back row: Graham Thomas, Gordon Bird,Frank Ranger,Geoff Boyes, Richard Anthony,Leon Hopkins, Alan Chandler. Second row: Peter Machin, Alistair McLeman, Peter Constable, Bob Gerring, Milton Stone, George Pickering, Max Stephens, Norman Basford. Third row: Valda Welsford, Jean Grant, Pam Trask, Eileen Williamson, Audrey Sinclair, Norma Caple, Heather Neish, Shirley Hansen, Mr Tuck. Fourth row: Merle Valentine, Margaret Stubbs, Shirley Spicer, Carol Crowder, Loan Davis, Jean Spencer, Joyce Hickox. Front row: Ivan Nicholls, Kevin Neal, Ivan Quinn. Donated by Bob Gerring. 4th from left, second top row.

Music 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of concert band performance.

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.

Year 11PD 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 11PD 1990 Williamstown High School

Form 6A 1974

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Year 10JP 1995

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of the 10JP class of 1995 at Williamstown High School. Mounted on card, the teacher and students' names are also included.

School bag 1950's and 1960's

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black vinyl Gladstone style schoolbag with Williamstown High School logo on one side. Red vinyl piping along seams. Zip. Two handles.

Historical information

School bag used by students attending Williamstown High School in the 1950s and 1960s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Barbara Muster on tag attached to handle.

Homework letter 1926

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

This letter was sent home to parents of Williamstown High School students in 1926 regarding the value of homework to a child's education. 2 single sheets of white paper. Original letter and transcript of the letter.

Form 1C 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 1C of 1961.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Year 9TL 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 9TL 1992