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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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155 items

RACV letter 1987

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A letter from Helen Rowe, Events Co-ordinator, confirming Williamstown High School band participation in the 1987 Royal Melbourne Show School's and Community Bands Festival.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

High tide 2000

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 2000 school year. A4 size white card cover with colour illustration. 48 pages, with photographs and illustrations, some colour. Contains student work, sports results, class photographs, school news.

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.

Hold Fast Vol. 1 No. 3. Sept. 1944 - Official magazine of the Williamstown High School

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

12 page magazine. Edited by P. Weate and C. Curtain. Includes articles on school ball and social, editorial, letters, interviews, school news, student work, sport results, ex-student news.

Big Drum 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A letter from Margaret Trail, Big Drum Co-ordinator, to thank WHS for participating in this event.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection. The Big Drum was part of the Next Wave Festival, held on Friday 29th May 1992.

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

Archibald Fowler report 1919

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Report book for Williamstown High School student Archibald Fowler. In 1919 Archie was in Form E. The book has a mushroom pink card cover and 8 white pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See the PDF above for complete report book.

1980 Orientation booklet

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A paper booklet of 20 pages, black printed on white paper. Contains school rules, uniform information, map of school grounds, term dates, hours, principals message.

Inscriptions & Markings

See full text PDF attached.

High Tide 1980

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 1980 school year. 36 pages with glossy card cover, this year book includes reports from all departments, sport results, student work and many black and white photographs.

Athletics meet program 1946

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white, printed on paper, this program details an 1946 official schools swim meet. It comprises 16 pages.

Historical information

This program details the Metropolitan High Schools' Sports Association 27th annual Championship athletic sports meeting. The event was held on the Essendon Recreation Reserve. It was a 3 day meet, with Williamstown High School competeing on day two against Coburg, Essendon & Geelong High Schools.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Sports Programme 1919

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Booklet of buff coloured card cover and 18 pages, small black lead pencil with metal housing, attached to booklet by red string. The booklet is the official programme of the Metroplitan High Schools' Sports Assoc. It was held at the Williamstown Cricket Ground, Wed. Oct. 15, 1919.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the front cover: Mr Brett. See PDF above for complete booklet. Note the hand written list of names inside the back cover.

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.

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.

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.

High Tide 1930

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Green card covered yearbook, printed in black. 28 pages, illustrated with black and white line drawings and photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover: Ken Powell, Form F2 W.H.S.

Parliament Aust letter 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Letter from the speaker, John E. Delzoppo, confirming arrangements for the Williamstown High School Concert Band performanace in Queen's Hall. The performance was part of the Schools' Musical Programme during the Autumn Session of Parliament, 1993.

Significance

The Finn Koren Collection.

Music exercise book 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

An exercise book covered in brown paper. Used for Music school work in 1948 by Judith Stone in Mrs Francis' class. 61 p. of which 43 pages have school work written in fountain pen.

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

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

4 page magazine of Williamstown High School 1944 school year. Contains sports results, student work. Editorial by C. Curtain and P. Weate; 'Visit to His Majesty's Australian dockyards,' by Eric Willis.

High tide 1999

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 1999 school year. A4 size with a brown and colour card cover, 48 pages, illustrated, some colour. Contains student school work, sports reports , school news.

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.

Hold Fast Iss. 1. March 2018

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white student newspaper of Williamstown High School. Includes sport, films, student art, trivia, crossword.

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.

Hold Fast, Iss.3, July/ August 2018

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A3 black and white newspaper, comprising 12 pages. This is the Williamstown High School student newspaper. This is the LGBTQ+ issue. It also contains sport, trivia, student art, trivia, crossword.

Inscriptions & Markings

see image and pdf above

Grand Concert 1942

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Buff folded paper printed in black. 4 leaves.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sinatures on back. See pdf.

Archibald Fowler report 1920

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Report booklet of white sheets covered in buff coloured card, 8 pages.

Historical information

Report book with results from all 3 terms of the 1920 school year, achieved by Archibald Fowler at Williamstown High School.

Inscriptions & Markings

See pdf above for complete document.

High Tide No. 2,1922 - High Tide No. 2

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A printed booklet with buff coloured card cover, printed in brown. Pages b & w. 16 p.: ill.

Historical information

School yearbook detailing achievements, principal's page, sports results, scholarships.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover "Phyllis". Also includes a hand written piece of paper listing the members of the girls basketball team photographed on p. 13. (see photo.)

Children's Week 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Fax of a letter confirming the Williamstown High School Bands' performances at Altona Gate Shopping Centre to help celebrate Children's Week.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

The Ringer program 1950

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed pamphlet. 4 p.

Historical information

A program to accompany the Williamstown High School Dramatic Group production on The Ringer. The play toured South Australia, performing at the Civic Hall, Port Lincoln, Friday 19th May 1950.

NZ tour book 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A4 size booklet with black comb binding and plastic covers back and front. 20 pages. Details all components of the Williamstown High School Concert Band tour to New Zealnad in 1992. Itinerary, flyer, information about New Zealand, band profile, extra-curricula activities, emergency procedure, items to take,procedure for taking musical instruments on flights, items played, stage set up, instruments, students and staff list (phone numbers redacted.)

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

Inscriptions & Markings

Student comments inside front cover. "Fk" top right front cover. See pdf.

High Tide 1986

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School yearbook for the 1986 school year. Black and white glossy card cover, this yearbook has 44 pages. It contains reports from all year levels and departments, sport results, student work and many black and white photographs.