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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

Form 2A 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 2A of 1965.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Year 7RJ 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

2 x Colour photographs of Year 7RJ 1993

High Tide No. 4 - High Tide 1924

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A booklet, comprising 16 p. Some black and white photographs and illustrations included. Cover of olive card printed in dark olive green.

Historical information

School year book for the 1924 academic year. Contains sports results, scholarships awarded and student work.

Inscriptions & Markings

On cover in pen: Les Hill, 46 Elphin St Newport.

High Tide 2011 - High Tide

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Printed publication in full colour, cardboard cover, with glossy pages. 81p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for Williamstown High School for the year 2011. Contains Principals' reports, events reports, sports achievements, student work and lots of photographs.

Significance

A snapshot of a year in the life of Williamstown High School.

1948 Cadets at WHS

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of cadets in uniform at WHS, taken in 1948.

Inscriptions & Markings

On backing sheet: 1948 - Brian Lecke, John Schmidt, George Fraser, Ted Digney, Norm Dyson. On back of photograph: 1948

Mr Howe - Principal 1966-74

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Mr F. Howe. Principal 1966-74. This photo was taken in 1982. On back of photograph: Mr Fred Howe, 1966-74.(Photo Taken in 1982)

Jubilee Speech night 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

8 page pamphlet in buff paper printed in black ink.

Historical information

Program to accompany the 1965 Speech night of Williamstown High School, held on Wednesday 8th December 1965.

2C 1964

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 2C from the year 1964.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Year 9SC 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 9SC 1994

Scienceworks - What's on Today 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single sheet with program for the day at Scienceworks Museum. Williamstown High School Concert Band performed 3 times on Sunday 5 April, 1992 in preparation for their New Zealand tour in 1992.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Football team 1940's

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph mounted on board of the Williamstown High School football team sometime in the 1940's.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above for inscription on the back of the photograph.

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Prefects 1953

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Prefects 1953

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

French orals 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School students at their French oral exam in 1961.

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.)

1965 Jubilee assembly

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Three black and white photographs with annotations

Inscriptions & Markings

Photograph 1: 1965 Jubilee re-union, ??, Mrs Coe, Mr Coe, Mrs J. Parker. Photograph 2: Mrs Coe, Mr Bowe, Capt. Pirie, Mrs Piri, Mr Forecast, Mrs Bowe, Mr Coe Photograph 3: 1965 Jubilee School Assembly, Mr Powell (Principal) 2nd from left. Mr Coe speaking.

Junior football 1953

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School junior football team of 1953.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Pupil's cookery certificate 1947

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Buff coloured paper certificate, printed in black with school stamp in green ink.

Historical information

Certificate presented to student who has satisfactorily completed the Course of Instruction in the Theory and Practice of Elementary Cooking. This certificate was presented to Rita Blackstock in 1947 after she completed the above course at Williamstown High School.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg above.

Spring Concert Program 2010

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

B5 program booklet containing the program for the Spring Concert, held on 18th Oct. 2010 at the Williamstown Town Hall. 8 pages, the cover is in full colour.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

Year 8DM 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph x 2 of Year 8DM 1993

1995 - Woodwork

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Woodwork in room S10 August 1995. Photo taken by Belinda White.

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 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.

High Tide 2008

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A4 sized coloured card book, of 80 pages. The book represents the 2008 Williamstown High School year. It contains reports from all departments, sport results, student work and many photographs, some in full colour.

Year 12 Yearbook 2012 - Class of 2012

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A4 sized coloured card covered book published by Williamstown High School to commemorate the year 12 class of 2012. 148 pages, the book contains sporting, artistic and academic achievements for the year, profile and photographs of students and teachers and many photographs, some in colour.

Tie- Tasmania 1951

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Olive green cloth tie, printed in red black and white, produced by Williamstown High School to mark a school trip of 1951.

Short stories 1960's - Modern short stories. 2nd edition. Compiled by A.Lewis Clayfield. Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens Ltd, 1952.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Paperback collection of short stories, 229 pages. Used by Robyn Thomson, during her schooling, 1961-65. Book is covered in brown paper.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover: Short stories. Robyn Thomson, Williamstown High School, Form 3B.

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

Prefect badge 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Metal badge enameled in black, red and yellow. Has a large P in the centre and Williamstown High School Hold Fast around the outside.

Historical information

Presented to Williamstown High School students who became Prefects in the 1960s. This badge was presented to Iris Whitehurst (nee Webb).

Inscriptions & Markings

Makers mark on back but too small to read.

Form 1A 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Form 3A 1946

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photocopy of photograph of Williamstown High School class 3A of 1946.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above