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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

Staff 1989

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staff

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

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Form 4B 1972

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form 4b
1972

Laminated copy of Williamstown High School form 4B of 1972 class photograph.

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Year 12 1984

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1984
year 12

Copy of colour photograph of Williamstown High School year 12 of 1984.

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Staff 1945

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1945
staff

Original photograph mounted on brown board. Identities are listed on the back of the photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photo: L to R T Walsh, L Archer, N. Cawthorne, ? D. Spottiswoode, H. Russell, J. Charles, J. Stanton Audrey Bowles, M. Facey, C. Turner, Martin(?), Miss Baker, L. Grinstead, O. Hirt, M. Kiniry, A. Boyd, A. Pickering T. Kent, H. Brittain, A. Cook, E. H. Townsend, H. Garvie, W. Mephan, H. Finlayson

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Volleyball 1973

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williamstown high school
volleyball
1973

Copy of black and white photograph of boys playing volleyball on the outside courts, mounted on board.

Historical information

WHS students playing volleyball on school grounds. Colin Banks, Bruce Leister, Tom Hill, Peter Krombach, Allan Armand, ?, Nick Holod

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Form 1B 1977

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williamstown high school
1977
class photographs
form 1b

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

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Year 9JP 1994

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year 9jp 1994
williamstown high school
class photographs
1994

Colour photograph of Year 9JP 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 2D 1962

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williamstown high school
1962
form 2d
class photographs

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 2D of 1962.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

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1948 Mt Gambier

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1948
doc walsh
mt gambier tour
school trips

Sheet of blue card with 4 black and white photographs mounted using photo corners. Photographs are of the 1948 school trip to Mt Gambier with Mr Walsh.

Inscriptions & Markings

See above jpg for annotations on blue card.

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Ron Scotland 1944-5

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ron scotland
1944
1945
williamstown high school

Copy of black and white photograph of Ron Scotland, in his Cadet's uniform, while a student at Williamstown High School.

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Keith Abbey

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williamstown high school
high jump
keith abbey

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.

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1960s staff

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staff
1960s

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Names of staff members are on photograph.

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Year 8SG 1990

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1990
year 8sg
class photographs

Colour photograph of Williamstown High School 1990 class 8SG.

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1960 Cadets

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1960
cadets

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cadets 1960

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Thomas Satchell 1941

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williamstown high school
1941
teachers
thomas satchell

Copy of a black and white photograph, laminated.

Inscriptions & Markings

Thomas Roy Appleby Satchell. Maths teacher 1936-1941.

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History textbook 1964 - The Australian background, by C.H. Wright. Melbourne: Hall's Book, 1961.

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williamstown high school
1964
textbooks
barbara muster

Grey cloth covered book used by Barbara Muster in her studies at Williamstown High School, whilst in Form 3B, 1964. 231 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See JPG's above for inscription inside front ocover and other notes made on the endpapers.

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1969 - Annual swimming carnival program

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swimming carnival
program
1969
williamstown high school

Blue card printed in black and tri-folded. List of events with room to included place getters for each race.

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Form 2A 1961

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1961
form 2a
class photographs

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 2Aof 1961.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

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Staff 2014 - Pasco

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staff

Colour photograph and legend of Williamstown High School Pasco Campus staff of 2014.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 5H 1964

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williamstown high school
1964
class photographs
form 5h

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 5H of 1964.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Hold Fast Iss. 1. March 2018

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newspapers
hold fast
student newspapers

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

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Blazer 1950s

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school uniform
williamstown high school
blazer
1950s
noel johnson

Black woollen blazer, with Williamstown High School embroidered badge on pocket, trimmed with red woven binding.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 4D 1961

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williamstown high school
1961
form 4d
class photographs

Black and white original photograph of Williamstown High School Form 4D of 1961.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Sports pennant 1972-3

Triangular blue sports pennant screen printed in pastel blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

Screen printed with "W.S.B.A. D grade, summer competition, Premiers 1972-73."

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High Tide 2014 - High Tide

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high tide
2014
year books.
student work

A printed document of coloured card cover and glossy pages. A snapshot of the year 2014 in the life of Williamstown High School, this book contains Principals' message, sport and academic results, student work, reports on student events, camps, productions. 165 p. ; col. ill.

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1972 - Assembly Hall

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williamstown high school
1972
assembly hall
opening ceremony

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.

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Form 3B 1964

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williamstown high school
1964
class photographs

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 3B of 1964.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

1915 - First Headmaster Frederick Johnson

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1915
school production
mr f. w. johnson

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

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Form 2B 1946

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form 2b
1946

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on card.

Inscriptions & Markings

Form 2B - Williamstown High School 1946. Back row: Graham Thomas, Gordon Bird,Frank Ranger,Geoff Boyes, Richard Anthony,Leon Hopkins, Alan Chandler. Second row: Peter Machin, Alistair McLeman, Peter Constable, Bob Gerring, Milton Stone, George Pickering, Max Stephens, Norman Basford. Third row: Valda Welsford, Jean Grant, Pam Trask, Eileen Williamson, Audrey Sinclair, Norma Caple, Heather Neish, Shirley Hansen, Mr Tuck. Fourth row: Merle Valentine, Margaret Stubbs, Shirley Spicer, Carol Crowder, Loan Davis, Jean Spencer, Joyce Hickox. Front row: Ivan Nicholls, Kevin Neal, Ivan Quinn. Donated by Bob Gerring. 4th from left, second top row.

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Physical culture girls - 1940s

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1940s
physical culture

Copy of black and white photograph, mounted on board. We also have a sepia copy of the original photo with names of girls on the back.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown