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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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1013 items with images

1947 Boys at WHS

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of WHS boys, outside in school grounds.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: 1947

Boys cap

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black woollen cap embroidered with Williamstown High School logo in yellow and red. Embroidered lines of red and yellow from top black button.

Historical information

Manufactured by Philip Joseph, South Yarra, Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside hat: Wemyss Thomson

1962 Boys lacrosse

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Boys 1962 Lacrosse team. Back row: Ken Seal, John Twomey, Neil Tregear, Norm Simons, Chris Angouras. Barry Thompson & Howard Parker ( in suits) Front row: Murray Cameron, Ray Green, Rod Cordell, Murray Garnsworthy & Lee Corner

Boys of 1921

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph on mounting card. Copy of original, which is framed and on wall, Admin Block, WHS. Also includes 2 captions on mounting board.

Historical information

This photo has been marked as 1917 and 1921. Confirmation of actual year is required.

Boys school jumper 1970s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Grey woolen jumper with yellow and red striped trim, worn by students boys at Williamstown High School in the 1970s.

Historical information

This jumper was worn by Geoff van Wyngaarden while he was a student at Williamstown High School in the 1970s.

1949 Boys skylarking

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of boys in high spirits at WHS.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: 1949

Breakfast Party 1947

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

jpg file of original black and white photograph.

Historical information

Then photograph gives us an insight into school activities of the 1940's and illustrates hair styles and clothing of the day.

Break-up Party 1931

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Break-up Party, Form DC1 - 1931. Williamstown Gardens.

Break-up party 1931

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Break-up party Form DC1 - 1931. Williamstown Gardens

Brisbane trip 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School boys on stairs, while on a school trip to Brisbane in 1948.

Inscriptions & Markings

Accompanied by a identifying note: Doc Walsh, top row, left. George Bird, 2nd row down, 3rd boy. George Piconi & Trevor Treadwell also in photograph.

7BS 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Williamstown High School Form 7BS of 1997. Photograph is mounted on card with names of students included.

Inscriptions & Markings

See JPG above for names.

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.

Cadets 1944-5

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photocopy of three students from Williamstown High School, dressed in their Cadets uniforms. Student on the right - Ron Scotland.

1960 Cadets

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cadets 1960

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

Cadet's jacket

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Khaki wool jacket worn by Williamstown High School cadets, 1950's and 1960's.

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.

Cartoons Form 6 19602

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Two copies of student work pen drawings, mounted on board

Inscriptions & Markings

'6B' and VI girls (?)

Centenary Concert program 2015

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Printed colour booklet with the complete program for the Centenary Concert, held at the Williamstown Town Hall on 29th July 2015. B5 size, 12 pages. Includes historical anecdotes and some photographs.

Certificate Honours 1954

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white copy of certificate mounted on board.

Historical information

Certificate presented to student at the end of the school year as recognition of high achievement in their studies.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg for all details.

Certificate honours 1970

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Buff coloured card, printed in navy blue ink with school logo. Hand written in black.

Historical information

These certificates were awarded to students who achieved a certain standard during the school year. This particular certificate was awarded for 'General achievement in all subjects' in Form 2, 1970.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image attached.

Certificate Honours 1956

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A buff coloured card certificate. Printed in black ink, with school logo.

Historical information

Awarded to students on achieving note-worthy results during the school year.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed onto certificate: Name: Penelope A. Tilbrook Form III. Written in ink: Les J. Bowe (Head Master), 1956

Certificate honours 1954

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Buff coloured card printed with school logo.

Historical information

Awarded to a student for outstanding academic achievement over the year.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed in: Penelope Tilbrook, 1A, Six Honours.1954. Signed in red pen: K.J. Coldicutt (Form Teacher) Stamped in brown ink: C.E. Brook (Head Master)

Chemistry class 1960 and 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

2 black and white photographs of Williamstown High School Year 12 Chemistry class of 1960 and 1961.

Children's matinee recital 1950

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single sheet of buff paper printed in black. Program for the Children's Matinee Recital held at Melbourne Town Hall, Monday 18th Sept. 1950 at 2 pm.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg.

1958 choir

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School choir of 1958. Copy of photograph and laminated copy of photograph also at this number.

Inscriptions & Markings

See images above

1972 Choir

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of the Williamstown High School choir of 1972, performing before the school at the Williamstown Town Hall.

Christmas carols 1991 - An evening of Christmas carols

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

a B5 sized booklet with words to Christmas carols. White paper, stapled. The Williamstown High School band played at the event at the Williamstown Town Hall on 15th Dec. 1991.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

Christmas newsletter 1947

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

One white foolscap sheet typed both sides. A newsletter made by Form IIA and distributed Christmas 1947.

Inscriptions & Markings

See JPG above.

1956 Class 1A

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph of Form 1A, 1956. Accompanied by a caption.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Form 1A 1956. The photo was taken near Pasco Street boundary. Navy blue tunic, blazer and beret was the winter uniform for girls. In Summer they had a green dress trimmed with white and a straw hat. The boys uniform was grey and were expected to wear black caps with red buttons on the top (lots were kept in pockets). Original photo on loan from Iris Whitehurst (Webb). On back of photograph: Form 1A 1956 "Dingoes". Iris Webb has original.