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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

Form 3C 1956

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 3C of 1956. Original photograph and enlarged photocopy at this number.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Excursion to Bright 1954 - Excursion to Bright August 30 - September 4 1954, by Kath White

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Red leather album tied with yellow, red and black cord. 42 p. Hand painted end papers, hand written and illustrated by Kath White.

Historical information

Kath White, student at WHS between 1951 and 1955, made this book to present to her teacher following a Bright excursion her class attended in 1954. Kath kept a diary during the trip and used it to create a memento for a favourite teacher in Miss Boardman.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover: To Miss Boardman, with many thanks for your kindness to me. Kath White 29. 10.54.

Gold Coast 2012

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Set of 67 full colour photographs taken during the 2012 Williamstown High School trip to the Gold Coast.

Historical information

Photographs taken at theme parks, on the beach, in the accommodation during the Gold Coast school trip of 2012.

Disco Dance 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

One sheet of white paper printed in black, advertising the disco held on June 26th 1993, featuring the Wet Reeds.

Historical information

The Finn Koren collection.

Staff 2003 Fun

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph and legend of Williamstown High School staff of 2003. Teachers being silly.

Form 3C 1973

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 3C of 1973

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: Back row L-R: John Meertens, Frank Celeste, Mark Bates, Chris Herbert, Glenn Kershaw, Nicholas Defina Third row: Alan Young, M W Watkins (Teacher), Tahki Hatzimonolis, Michael Piritidid, Anthony Ferguson,Peter Nedeljkovic, Clive Rosewarne,Wayne Brown, Jim Nanos. Second row: George Ibrahim, Robyne Richardson, Sheryl Virgona,Mary Schloetzer, Margaret Sloane, Paul Markopoulos. First row: Deborah Ellwoood, Maria Toucomonavic, Esther Simin, Fiona Fitzgerald, Kathryne Pliatsiari, Karen Fryer, Lesley Hunt, Karen Cartens, Anna Jcincic, Janet Brindley.

1999 Mobil calender

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Glossy white coloured card cover, printed in full colour calender. Double page spread for each month. Contains artwork from secondary college students at schools in Melbourne and Adelaide.

Historical information

WHS Year 7 student artwork features on the front cover. Naomi Tee, Year 8 features on the July page. Simone Saunders, Hissa Gula & Dianne Veljanoska feature on the November page.

Form 3E 1972

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 3E of 1972.

Sewing samples

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Four material sewing samplers made by Molly Burns, Form 2D, at Williamstown High School, possibly in the 1940s. Samples are of: french seam, patching and darning.

1951 Drama tour

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of boys and Doc Walsh in uniform for drama tour. Accompanied by 2 captions.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: Mr Tom (Doc) Walsh and boys 'on tour' 1951 Caption 1 reads: Tours and dramatic groups for boys. Mr Tom Walsh produced dramas which went on tour, even interstate. Caption 2 reads: Tasmanian tour.

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.

Form 6A 1967

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 6A of 1967.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Music 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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.

Form 3E 1966

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 3E of 1966.

Fifth year school certificate 1973

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Certificate printed in black on yellow card. Type written student name and subject list. Signed in pen by principal.

Historical information

Presented to students to acknowledge their achievement in completing enough subjects to qualify for Fifth year school certificate.

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached PDF

Form 3A 1972

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 3A of 1972.

Rod Armstrong & Betty Butcher

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Original colour photograph/

Historical information

Betty Butcher (an ex-student) wrote a book and donated a copy to the school library. Rod Armstrong takes receipt of the donation with Betty at the Pasco St side of the school.

Form 4A 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Year 7JJ 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 7JJ 1993

Tie-Brisbane-1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black material tie printed in yellow and red

Historical information

Tie commemorates the drama group WHS tour to Brisbane in 1948.

Inscriptions & Markings

WHS Brisbane 1948

Year 11SC 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 11SC 1990 x 1

Swimming meet program 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Official programme of the inter school swimming sports of 24th March 1948. Consists of 4 pages of white paper/.

Historical information

This official programme was issued to schools attending the Metropolitan High School' Sports Association inter school swimming sports. The event was held at Olympic Pool and competing schools were Coburg, Box Hill, Essendon, Geelong and Williamstown High School.

Form 4D 1964

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 4D of 1964.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Form 6 1963

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 6 of 1963.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

1971 junior girls netball team

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

David Barling 2004-5

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Original colour photograph.

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.

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 1979 - High Tide 1979

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication with card cover. 35 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1979 school year. Contains staff, student leaders, captains, sports results, camp details, student work.