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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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1041 items

Hold Fast Special edition, 2019

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School student newspaper. 8 pages, A4, some black and white illustrations. Headline:' Getting stressed about leaving school? We've got you covered with our special Guide to Adulting."

Geometry textbook, vol 1, 1947 - Intermediate geometry and trigonometry Vol. 1, by L. Ling & D. McLachlan. Melbourne: Macmillan, 1944.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Orange paperback book used by Bob Gerring in his studies while in IIIB at Williamstown High School in 1947. 155 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg above for inscription inside front cover.

Form 6A 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 6A of 1965.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

1984 Home Group Staff Year 8

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Original colour photograph.

Formal 2004

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copies of proofs taken at the Williamstown High School Formal of 2004.. Four pages of proofs on photographic paper, enclosed in a blue board cover.

Staff 2007

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph and legend of Williamstown High School staff of 2007.

NZ photo album 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Photo album made of the 1992 NZ concert band tour. Includes copies of itinerary, staff Id card, 242 colour photographs.

Historical information

The Finn Koren collection

Inscriptions & Markings

Comments by Finn Koren accompany photos.

Form 5A 1974

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Form 1B 1970

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 1B of 1970.

10 GC 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See JPG above.

1971 junior softball team

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School junior girls softball team of 1971.

Year 11 VCE 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 11 VCE 1992

Form 3D 1959

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 3D of 1959. 2 laminated photographs are also at this number.

Form 3C 1958

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 3C of 1958

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

An evening of entertainment 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single A4 green sheet Folded to B5 size, Program of a musical evening held at St Stephens church, Williamstown on 14th & 15th May 1993. The Williamstown High School Saxophone Quartet comprising Jamila Brogan, Shaun Murray, George Smpyrakis and Aydin Abdullah performed at the event.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Head scarf 1969

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Yellow linen scarf, trimmed in red rick rack and embroidered with the letters 'JW'. Scarf was made in Needlwork class Form 1, 1969 - teacher, Mrs Church - by Janie Winter. See 85.1 for accompanying apron.

Historical information

Scarf and accompanying apron (85.1) were made in Needlework class Form 1 1969. They were worn during Cookery classes the following year, 1970, Form 2.

Form 3D 1957

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 3D of 1957.

Copy of a black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Junior Cricket Team 1951

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Junior Cricket Team 1951. Coach Doc Walsh

Inscriptions & Markings

see image above

8AW 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of the Williamstown High School class 8AW, 1997. Photograph is mounted on card and includes students' names.

Inscriptions & Markings

see jpg

Concert Band 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Concert Band performing at Newport Primary School in 1990. Aydin Abdullah is the Conductor.

Senior Speech Night 1954

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Light blue paper pamphlet printed in dark blue.

Historical information

Program for the 1954 Senior Speech night of the Williamstown High School. Held on Monday, 6th December, 1954 at 8 p.m.

1972 - Assembly Hall

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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.

Cookery hat 1960s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Lavender linen material button on hat/scarf, made by Robyn Thompson in Needlework class at Williamstown High School in the 1960s. Hat has one white button on the back and is embroidered with the name 'Robyn' on the front.

Disco Dance 1988

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single A4 sheet. Flyer advertising a Disco Dance held at Williamstown High School hall on the 28th August 1988. The Wet Reeds, WHS soul band, performed at the event.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Science book 1958

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Exercise book with blue cover and alternate lined pages and graph paper pages. Used by Iris Webb in 1958 to record science practical classes.

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF's above. Approximately 50 pages of practical experiments are recorded. On front cover: Iris Webb, 3A, W.H.S.

Speech night program 1959

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Paper, black and white printed pamphlet. 8 p.

Historical information

Contains the order of ceremony for the 1959 Williamstown High School speech night, held at the Williamstown Town Hall. Also includes the Head Master's report of the year.

Year 10 NH 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Williamstown High School, 1990 class 10 NH

Girls of 1938

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph mounted on board.

Historical information

Girls of 1938 outside the prefect's pavilion. Irene Wescott (nee Burkitt) 2nd from right, front row.

Staff 2012

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph and legend of Williamstown High School staff of 2012.

Music 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of the concert band performance at Mobil.