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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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Athletics team 1972

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williamstown high school
1972
athletics team

Laminated black and white photograph of Williamstown High School athletics team of 1972.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above for names

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 5S 1964

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williamstown high school
1964
class photographs

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Mr Head 1954

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williamstown high school
mr head
1954
teacher

Black and white photograph of Mr Head, teacher in 1954 on his motor bike. He is in the school grounds beside the quadrangle building.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: Mr Head - Maths Teacher 1954.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Concert Band 1992

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concert band 1992
williamstown high school
class photographs
1992

Colour photograph of Concert Band 1992 Williamstown High School

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Green check school dress 1950s

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williamstown high school
1950s
school uniform
school dress

Green checked cotton school dress in the style worn by Williamstown High School girls in the 1950s. Dress has white collar and short sleeves with white cuff. It has a belt in the same material. This dress is a facsimile of the original. It was made in 2014 by Davorka Box.

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Prefect badge 1969

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williamstown high school
school uniform
1969
prefects
badge

Metal badge, with red, gold and black enameled decoration on the front and hook clasp on the back. This badge was worn by prefects at Williamstown High School in 1969.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Prefect Williamstown High School Hold Fast' on the front of the badge. Makers make on back: Swann & Hudson Frankston

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Higher School Certificate results 1974

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williamstown high school
1974
higher school certificate
janie winter

Single sheet of white paper printed in black over green watermark

Historical information

Official result notification slip, issued at the end of the HSC school year.

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached PDF

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Lunchtime 1949

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williamstown high school
1949

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Lunchtime 1949- Ray Brooke, Ron Henderson, David Griffith, George Bird, Trevor Treadwell & Edwin Murby.

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Concert Band 1990

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williamstown high school
music
concert band
aydin abdullah
newport primary school
1990

Black and white photograph of the Williamstown High School concert band on a school visit to Newport Primary School.

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Form 1E 1964

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williamstown high school
1964
form 1e
class photographs

Black and white photograph of Form 1E at Williamstown High School in 1964.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Tie-Perth-1949

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williamstown high school
drama tour
1949
perth

Red cloth tie, printed in black and yellow.

Historical information

Commemorates the WHS drama tour to Perth in 1949.

Inscriptions & Markings

WHS Perth 1949

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Year 12 Yearbook 2008 - Class of 2008

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williamstown high school
2008
school yearbook
year 12 2008

A4 sized coloured card covered book published by Williamstown High School commemorating the 2008 Year 12 cohort. 126 pages the book contains a summary of the Year 12 school year: camps of the last 6 years; debating, sport report, art and theatre, world challenge; student profiles and photographs of most students and teachers. Also in DVD format. (2 DVDs in our collection

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Mr Harry Powell - Principal 1965

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williamstown high school
1965
principals
mr harry powell
mr fred johnson

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Identifying names are included on the photograph. On back of photograph: Mr Harry Powell, Principal (first ex-student to be principal, 1960s). Mr Fred Johnson (first Headmaster) Joyce (Newhouse) Parker at Golden Jubilee with Parker Cup. Copy donated by Laurie Parker 1965.

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Archibald Fowler report 1919

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williamstown high school
1919
student reports
archibald fowler

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.

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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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1971 senior girls netball

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williamstown high school
1971
netball team
school sports

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School senior girls netball team of 1971.

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1915 - First Headmaster Frederick Johnson

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williamstown high school
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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High Tide 1960

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williamstown high school
1960
high tide
yearbook

Black and white printed publication. Off-white card cover printed in red, black and yellow. 39 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the 1960 school year. Contains staff, student, sport leaders, prefects, form captains, sports results, production and camp news, team photographs, students work.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover 'Danute'. Last two pages, student signatures.

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WHS choir 1941

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williamstown high school
choir
1941

Copy of black and white photograph of the Williamstown High School choir of 1941.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Record book - Literary record book 1915 - 1946

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academic awards
sport awards
williamstown high school
1915
1940's
1920's
1930s
record book

Hard cover, leather bound book with decorated end papers. Hand lettered in black ink, this volume lists award winners of Williamstown High School from 1915-1946.

Historical information

This book records award winners, both academic and sporting from the tears 1915 to 1946. The volume is handwritten in pen in a careful calligraphy style. Some of the later years also have printed newspaper results glued in or printed award sheets.

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Food technology text 1995 - Investigating food technology. by Louise Weihen, Jennifer Aduckiewicz & Jenny Amys. Port Melbourne, Heinemann, 1995.

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williamstown high school
1995
food technology
text books
investigating food technology
weihen, louise

Paperback book of 252 pages, illustrated in colour.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover: 'Williamstwon High School' stamp.

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Narelle Roberts

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williamstown high school
2004
narelle roberts
staff

Original colour photograph.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Indonesian artwork

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williamstown high school
indonesian
artwork

Very fine silver drawing of a shadow puppet on red background. Framed. Possibly presented after a visit to Williamstown High School from Indonesian sister school.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

High Tide 1981

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williamstown high school
year books
1981
high tide

Williamstown High School yearbook for the 1981 school year. Coloured card cover, 36 pages the yearbook contains reports from all departments, sport results, student work and many black and white photographs.

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Year 7DR 1995

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williamstown high school
1995
year 7dr
class photographs

Colour photograph of the 7 DR class of 1995 at Williamstown High School. Mounted on card, the teacher and students' names are also included.

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Prefects 1961

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williamstown high school
1961
prefects
prefects pavilion

A4 photocopy of black and white photograph, informal, of Williamstown High School prefects of 1961 on the veranda of the prefects pavilion.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

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Concert Band 1990

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williamstown high school
music
1990
concert band
newport primary school

Black and white photograph of students playing flutes. They are part of the Williamstown High School Concert Band and they visited Newport Primary School in 1990.

Inscriptions & Markings

on back of photograph: L to R Zillah Goga. Ellisa Healey, Tong Lee. Photo by Colin Wiseman.

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H.M.S. Pinafore program 1954

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williamstown high school
1954
gilbert and sullivan society
h.m.s. pinafore

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.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Year 11 1995

Key words

williamstown high school
1995
year 11
class photographs

Colour photograph of the Year 11 class of 1995 at Williamstown High School. Mounted on card, the teacher and students' names are also included.

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Ross Adamson 2004-5

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williamstown high school
2004
2005
staff
ross adamson

Original colour photograph.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown