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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.

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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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1028 items

High Tide 1995 - Draft

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

64 sheets. This edition of the Williamstown High School magazine was never published. This is an unfinished production copy of page proofs. It commemorates the 80th anniversary of the school and includes Principal's message, student work, many photographs, sports report, teacher farewells, Wind Orchestra trip to Canberra report and other camp reports. A special supplement is also included which has interviews with past students and teachers. Each page is mounted on cardboard and quality of images is not high. It comes complete with spelling mistakes, poor quality photos and quite a bit of empty space. The original page proofs can be found at Box 97.1

Historical information

This is the only copy, as this edition was never published.

Form 4D 1964

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 4D of 1964.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Speech night program 1957

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

8 page buff coloured pamphlet printed in navy blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

Page 3, written in pen: "? for Phys Ed. Jean E. Webb. Holes punched in left hand margin to allow for insertion into folder.

Ron Scotland 1944-5

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

High Tide 1979 - High Tide 1979

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication with card cover. 35 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1979 school year. Contains staff, student leaders, captains, sports results, camp details, student work.

Form 5A 1974

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 5A of 1974.

Tie-Perth-1949

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Red cloth tie, printed in black and yellow.

Historical information

Commemorates the WHS drama tour to Perth in 1949.

Inscriptions & Markings

WHS Perth 1949

Hair styles 1924

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of pen and ink drawings taken from High Tide, mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

'The old order changeth'. Prevailing Coiffures among school girls 1924. High Tide.

1979 - Governor thank you letter

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Thank you letter from Mrs L.A. Callander on behalf of the Governor to Principal Fagan - buff paper printed in black with Government House letterhead. Signed in blue.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg for full text.

Form 2A 1957

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 2A of 1957. A second laminated copy is also at this number.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Short stories 1960's - Modern short stories. 2nd edition. Compiled by A.Lewis Clayfield. Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens Ltd, 1952.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Paperback collection of short stories, 229 pages. Used by Robyn Thomson, during her schooling, 1961-65. Book is covered in brown paper.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover: Short stories. Robyn Thomson, Williamstown High School, Form 3B.

1921 Hockey girls

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph (copy) mounted on board

Inscriptions & Markings

Original photograph has inscription. See image - 1921 hockey team back. "Hazel & Sheila Crossley, Marie Scott, Miss Lake, Linda Little, Bessie Franks, Jean Campbell, Edna Fryer, Vera Burrows, Eunice Pittard, Clarice Woolf, Violet Keay, Linda Fassell. Mrs E Johnson 27 Giffard St." See also 32.10 for original photograph on brown card.

Year 12 Yearbook 2007 - Class of 2007

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

a$ sized year book published by Williamstown High School to commemorate the Year 12 cohort of 2007. 114 pages, the book contains profiles and photographs of most of the year 12 students of 2007. Academic, sporting, camp and arts achievements are included as is a look back at this group when they started school at WHS in year 7. Many photographs, some colour are also included. Copy in DVD format also included.

Piccolo Spoleto 1988

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A letter confirming Williamstown High School musical groups performance in the Piccolo Spoleto festival "Workplaces" program. The band performed a lunchtime concert at Dunlop Olympic.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Archie Fowler

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph and text, copied and laminated.

Historical information

Biographical information about Archie Fowler, a student at Williamstown High School from 1918-(?)1920

Sewing samples

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Four material sewing samplers made by Molly Burns, Form 2D, at Williamstown High School, possibly in the 1940s. Samples are of: french seam, patching and darning.

Year 9DR 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 9DR 1993

1960s Science block foundations

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a photograph taken from the newspaper, mounted on board.

Year 11AG 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 11AG 1990 Williamstown High School

Form 1B 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Student reference 1974

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single sheet of white paper, printed with school letterhead in navy blue. Type written 'To whom it may concern..' reference, signed by principal.

Historical information

A reference, written by the principal, for the student to use to obtain employment or apply for courses.

Inscriptions & Markings

See JPG attached.

Sports badge 1940s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Metal badge with enameled decoration in black, red, gold on front. Pin with hook on back.

Historical information

The badge was presented to Peggy Booth as an award for sporting achievements in the 1940's.

Inscriptions & Markings

Makers mark on back but too small to read. 'Williamstown High School Hold Fast' around edge of front of badge.

High Tide 1953

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication. Buff cover printed in red and black. 64 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the 1953 school year. Contains staff, house captains, form school captains, school captains, scholarship recipients, sports results, team photographs, student work.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover '1953'. Inside front cover ' Donald G. Jamieson, 3B'. Inside back cover, student signatures.

Student report June 1973

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single sheet of white paper printed with school name and a table. Individual teachers filled in details of their subjects, scores and personal comments and signed. Also contains principal's comments and signature and form teacher's signature.

Historical information

Mid year report presented to students with results and teacher comments. A tear off slip was included at the bottom of the document that was signed by parents and returned to school.

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached JPG

Form 4C 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

High tide 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the 1994 school year. a4 size with 40 pages, some colour photographs. Contains student work, sports results, school news.

1970 Demolition of drill hall 2

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of still standing roof structure of drill hall, laminated.

Inscriptions & Markings

On Back of photograph: Drill hall 1970.

Year 10SC 1995

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of the 10SC class of 1995 at Williamstown High School. Mounted on card, the teacher and students' names are also included.

9JP 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph mounted on card accompanied by students and teacher names.

Inscriptions & Markings

See JPG above

1990s school population

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

2 captions with comments about the number of students enrolled at WHS in 1965 and 1996.