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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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1028 items

Year 12 Yearbook 2004

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A4 sized coloured card cover book of Williamstown High School Year 12 class of 2004. 216 pages with illustrations, some colour, this volume contains a record of academic, sporting and social achievemnets for the 2004 school year. A bio and photograph of most students is included along with staff photograph.

1950s - exercise book

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

1960s staff

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Names of staff members are on photograph.

Blazer 1930s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black woollen blazer with red, yellow and black embroidered school logo on the pocket. Edges bound with red and yellow ribbon worn by students of Williamstown High School in the 1930s.

Historical information

This blazer was worn by Barry Thompson's father. His cap can be found in box 20.

High tide 1998

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 1998 school year. Blue, black and white card cover, black and white inside with some illustrations. Contains student work, sports news, school happenings, class photographs. 48 pages.

Inner West Music Festival 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single sheet flyer advertising the Inner West Music Festival where Williamstown High School performed as the Wind Symphony. The event was at Sunshine North Primary School.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Staff 1950s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white original photograph.

Musical High 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

One compact disc containing performances by Williamstown High School music group in 1997. Comprises eleven tracks.

Inscriptions & Markings

See images above

An evening of entertainment 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single A4 green sheet Folded to B5 size, Program of a musical evening held at St Stephens church, Williamstown on 14th & 15th May 1993. The Williamstown High School Saxophone Quartet comprising Jamila Brogan, Shaun Murray, George Smpyrakis and Aydin Abdullah performed at the event.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

1972 - Assembly Hall

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Exterior of Assembly Hall - In 1972 the first official assembly was held in the new hall. The official opening was held on the 25th October 1972.

High Tide 2012 - High Tide

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Printed publication with cardboard cover and glossy pages. In full colour. 80 p.: ill.

Historical information

A record of the year 2012 including principals' messages, camp and event reports, sports reports, student work and lots of photographs.

1954 Form 4 girls

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Form 4 girls of 1954. Photograph taken outside the quadrangle building.

Historical information

Six girls in uniform in 1954. Identified by the Dorothy Hirt as: Judy Kent, Carolyn McIntyre, ?, Margaret Colquhoun, Dorothy Hope, Thelma Hope, Judy Bridge

9 DR 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See JPG above.

Record book 1946-1961 - Williamstown High School - record book 1946 - 1961, compiled by William Gordon Mephan.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Paper and card book, with leather spine and corners. Contains glued in documents, photographs, newspaper clippings.

Historical information

This volume was created by William Mephan. It is handwritten in black ink in a calligraphical style. It contains a record of student who reached a pass result, scholarships awarded, noted staff retirements and new appointments. Details included varied each year. Some years house and school captains and sports results were listed. Extra curricular activities such as plays were detailed. Newspaper clippings, programs and other ephemera are also in this book.

Form 3D 1972

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School class, 3D, 1972.

1978 - Construction of Library

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of the library building under construction, laminated.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption on photograph: Construction of library. On back of photograph: Library 1978.

High Tide 1983

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School yearbook for the year 1983. Comprising 28 pages and glossy black and white card cover, this yearbook contains reports from all departments and year levels, sport results, student work and many black and white photographs.

Gympie school trip 1949

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Two black and white photographs of Williamstown High School boys on a school trip to Gympie, Queensland in 1949.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the back of photographs: George Bird

What's your favourite pudding? program 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Stapled paper program. 8 p.

Historical information

Program to accompany a play presented by the Dramatic Club of the Williamstown High School. Performed at the Mechanics Institute, Williamstown. Tuesday 23rd March, 1948. Includes production details and advertisements from local businesses who sponsored the performance.

Inscriptions & Markings

Includes signatures of the cast on the front cover.

Prefects 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School prefects of 1965.

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.

Certificate honours 1970

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Buff coloured card, printed in navy blue ink with school logo. Hand written in black.

Historical information

These certificates were awarded to students who achieved a certain standard during the school year. This particular certificate was awarded for 'General achievement in all subjects' in Form 2, 1970.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image attached.

Year 8HY 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 8HY 1994

Form 3A 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 3A of 1965.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Girls of 1938

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph mounted on board.

Historical information

Girls of 1938 outside the prefect's pavilion. Irene Wescott (nee Burkitt) 2nd from right, front row.

1986 Into practice Book 1 - Into Practice: goal-based assessment & negotiated curriculum Book 1

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Shiny light blue soft covered book of 60 pages, some photographs.

Lyrics exercise book 1958

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Exercise book with lined pages. 13 pages contain lyrics of popular songs from the 1950's.

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF's above. On front cover: Iris Webb, IIIA, W'nstown High.

Speech night program 1959

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Paper, black and white printed pamphlet. 8 p.

Historical information

Contains the order of ceremony for the 1959 Williamstown High School speech night, held at the Williamstown Town Hall. Also includes the Head Master's report of the year.

Wombats 1985

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Original colour photograph.

Westgate Bridge 1970s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of student's work mounted on card.