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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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1000 items with images

1990 - Architecture

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

3 colour photographs of school buildings mounted on board. Accompanied by a caption.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: When people visit W.H.S. they remark on the mixture of architecture which spans over one hundred years, single and double storeys, rendered brick, red brick and grey brick buildings.

Willy High news April 1984

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

22 page A4 sized newsletter, printed in black and white. Contains message from the principal, information for parents, interviews and reviews of events. Also includes photographs.

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF for full text.

Wombats 1985

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Original colour photograph.

1979 Orientation booklet

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

White folded paper, printed in black booklet of 20 pages. Contains school rules, plan of class rooms, school hours and general information.

Form 6A 1974

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Form 1E 1968

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 1E of 1968

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF above.

Narelle Roberts

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Original colour photograph.

Form 2C 1972

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 2C of 1972.

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.

B form boys 1935

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph mounted on board.

Historical information

Class photograph of B form boys, taken outside the prefects pavilion in 1935.

WHS Boys Swimming Team 1949

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph, laminated.

Inscriptions & Markings

WHS Swimming Tean 1949 Back Row: Doug Henderson, Bruce Porter, Ray Smit, Don Jack, Barry Boettcher, Trevor Treadwell, Clive West, Gerald De Rose. Middle row: Barry Campbell, Neil David, John Peckham, Tom Radford, Harrow Morgan, ?, Barry Wylie,, ?, ? Front row: Frank Crane, Geoffrey Jones, Bernard Sidler

1950s Matriculation

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

2 captions with statements about students studying for their Matriculation certificate, mounted on board.

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.

Keith Abbey 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph mounted with photo corners on white paper.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Keith Stuart Abbey, Head prefect 1948. Photos donated by Abbey/ Dusink family.

Form 3D 1947

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white copy of Williamstown High School class 3D of 1947.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Year 11 1983

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of colour photograph of Williamstown High School class 11TP of the year 1983.

Form 6 1963

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

1960 Cadets

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cadets 1960

1920s - 3 girls

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph, laminated.

Inscriptions & Markings

Lal McGrath (Mrs Hewitt), Alice Oxley (Mrs Cordell), Adrienne Glew (Mrs Tuck)

Form 2A 1969

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 2A of 1969.

Music 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of the concert band performance at Mobil.

NZ photo album 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Photo album made of the 1992 NZ concert band tour. Includes copies of itinerary, staff Id card, 242 colour photographs.

Historical information

The Finn Koren collection

Inscriptions & Markings

Comments by Finn Koren accompany photos.

Form 2C 1963

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 2C of 1963. at 4.4 copy of this photograph mounted on board. Accompanied by a caption.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above for student names accompanying original photograph. Caption on 4.4 reads: Form 2C 1963. Carole Garnsworthy (Rodger) has loaned this photo. Mr Mepham affectionately known as 'Fluff' was the Form Teacher. On back of board: Mr Mephan & Form 2C 196? Leonie McIntyre 1st in 2nd row.

Keith Abbey

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Keith Abbey at the top of the high jump, WHS mounted on paper using photo corners.

Inscriptions & Markings

On page accompanying photograph: Keith Abbey - High Jump Champion.

Form 3C 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 3C of 1961.

Madrigal Group 1957

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Photocopy of black and white photograph of the 1957 choral madrigal group at Williamstown High School. Miss Tierney is the teacher.

Year 10DR 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 10DR 1994

Wish & whisper - record 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Ep record in cardboard cover. Recording of Mystic Rose - A side: Wish and whisper, B side: December 31st,.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg's above

Form 1E 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 1E of 1965.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Sports badge 1960

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Metal badge enameled in red, black and gold. Stylised S in the centre and 'Williamstown High School Hold Fast' around the edge.

Historical information

These badges were presented to students for sporting achievements in the 1960s. This badge was presented to Iris Whitehurst (nee Webb). in 1960.

Inscriptions & Markings

Makers mark on back but too small to read.