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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

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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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1013 items with images

Hold Fast Iss. 6. May 2019

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Newspaper format. 12 pages, black and white, some illustrations. Headline reads "Media bias, asylum seekers and politics: things you should know before you vote."

Swimming sports program 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Official program of Williamstown High School Swimming Carnival, 2nd March 1948. 8 pages of white paper.

Inscriptions & Markings

See pdf above

Form 3A 1972

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Year 7JO 1991

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

1 x colour photograph of Year 7JO 1991

H.M.S. Pinafore program 1954

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Two A4 sheets. Photocopies of the program for the Williamstown High School Gilbert and Sullivan Society production of H.M.S. Pinafore. The play was shown at the Mechanics Institute in Electra Street, On the 1st and 2nd of December 1954.

Inscriptions & Markings

See images above.

Form 1C 1977

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Williamstown High School form 1C of 1977.

8EP 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Williamstown High School class 8EP, 1997. Photograph is mounted and includes names of students' and teacher.

Inscriptions & Markings

see jpg

Form 4B 1971

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 4B of 1971.

Hat badge 1930s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Metal badge enameled in red, yellow and black. 'Hold Fast' across bottom, 'WHS' across yellow anchor. Three metal hooks around edge to allow badge to be sewn to hat band.

Historical information

These badges were attached to the school hat band and adorned the straw hats worn by Williamstown High School girls in the 1950s and 1960s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Makers mark: Bridgland & King, Lonsdale Melbourne

High Tide 1950

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication. Buff cover printed in black and red. 48 p. : ill.

Historical information

Year book for the 1950 school year. Contains staff and management listing, prefects, team photographs and sports results, student work.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover, 'Rita Blackstock V'. Inside back cover, student signatures.

Girls of 1938

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Girls of 1938. Form D1 Irene Wescott (Burkitt) 2nd from right, front row.

Year 8JP 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 8JP 1993

1930s - students' night out

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a sepia photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Williamstown High School Ball - at the Williamstown Town Hall - early 1930s. From left to right - Dorothy Fraser, Margaret Rodger, Joyce Lemon, Doris Booth

Form 2D 1956

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 2D of 1956. Photograph is laminated.

Staff 1950s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white original photograph.

Year 9TL 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 9TL 1992

Form 3A 1971

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School class 3A of 1971.

Historical information

Front row: Annette Xydias, Janny Pitts, ?, Janie Winter, Vicky?, Julie Baulch, Janine Cameron, ?, ?. 2nd row: Mr Pless, ?, Jacqueline Welch, Ian McGrath, ?, Tom Hill, Richard Cullinan, Linda Smallman, Heather Phillips. 3rd row: ?, Conrad Martin, Peter Krombach, ?, ?, John Vermulen, Andrew Davies, Peter Kritopolous, ?, ?

1999 study planner

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Spiral bound, maroon plastic covered student study planner, issued by Williamstown High School for students in 1999. Also contains information about rules and regulations, uniform, bell times, camps, music programs.

Captain's hat (cadets) 1950's

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Khaki wool cadet officer's hat with school badge and brown leather hat band. Leather hat band has leather buttons on each side and the band is double at the front.

Historical information

Worn by the officer ranks of the cadet's in the 1950's at Williamstown High School.

Form 1B 1977

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Williamstown High School form 1B of 1977.

Staff 1989

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated full colour copy of original photograph of Williamstown High School staff of 1989.

Student report mid year 1974

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single sheet of white paper printed in black with the school name and a table. Individual teachers fill in details of subjects, results and teacher comments. Signed by principal, form teacher and class room teachers.

Historical information

Student report detailing student's progress in the first half of the year.

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached JPG

Plans: Bayview Campus 1995

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Architect drawings and correspondence re: new building at Bayview Campus. Consists of 80+ A3 pages of architects drawings, notes and letters.

Poets corner program 2017

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Program of the Williamstown High School pruction of 2017, Poet's corner. 12 pages, printed on paper the program includes cast, crew, running order and writer's note.

Historical information

This production was the first to be performed in the new Centenary Theatre, built on the school grounds. It was officially opened in June 2017.

High Tide 2004 - Williamstown High School 2004 Year Book

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Coloured card cover with school tartan feature, 76 pages, illustrated, some colour. Contains school work, sports reports, school news. NB: a Year 12 Yearbook was also printed in 2004

High Tide 1949

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed booklet with card cover, stapled. 46 p. ill.

Historical information

Yearbook for 1949. Contains staff and management details, prefects, sports results, scholarship recipients, student work, team photographs and lists

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover 'Gwenda'. Last page contains student signatures.

6b 1975

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated black and white copy of Williamstown High School form 6B of 1975.

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School school captains 1953

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown Hight School captains 1953

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

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.

Betty Bowyer 1935 - Junior Athletic Champion

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on the back of photoghraph: Betty Bowyer (Mrs Anderson) 1935. Form 1- 1933 - Form 4 1936. Junior Athletic Champion 1935.