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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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1028 items

Speech night and afternoon1956

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

8 p. buff pamphlet printed in navy blue

Historical information

Program produced to accompany the 1956 Williamstown High School speech night and afternoon on Monday, 10th December 1956 and Wednesday 12th December 1956. Also includes the Headmaster's report (6 p.)

1990 - 3 generations

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: 3 generations 1990; Martin Bowyer, Linda (Riddell) Bowyer, Mark Bowyer. (The Age).

1982 - Principal Gwen Alexander

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: Mrs Gwen Alexander, Principal 1982-3? Quote reads: '1982 a curriculum day and weekend conference at Lorne were the beginnings of many changes, one of which was Goal Based Assessment. Students had a wider choice of subjects, the new Home Group system began.... Students will experience a richer, more rewarding and more enjoyable life at school. I am very proud to be the first woman principal of Williamstown High School.' Mrs Gwen Alexander High Tide 1982.

Betty Bowyer 1935 - Junior Athletic Champion

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on the back of photoghraph: Betty Bowyer (Mrs Anderson) 1935. Form 1- 1933 - Form 4 1936. Junior Athletic Champion 1935.

Year 11 1995

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

1948 Mt Gambier

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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.

Fifth year school certificate 1973

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Certificate printed in black on yellow card. Type written student name and subject list. Signed in pen by principal.

Historical information

Presented to students to acknowledge their achievement in completing enough subjects to qualify for Fifth year school certificate.

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached PDF

Form 1D 1959

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 1D of 1959.

High Toide 2005

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Coloured card and glossy paged book. Year book for the Williamstown High School 2005 school year. Comprising 96 pages, it contains Principal''s message, reports from all school departments, sport results, student work and many photographs. Year level photographs also included. Some photographs are in full colour.

English exercise book 1959

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Exercise book containing lined pages, used by Iris Webb for her English classes in 1959. Text on approximately 200 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF's above. On front cover: Iris Webb, 4A English.

Form 4D 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 4D of 1962.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Staff 2017

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph and legend of Williamstown High School staff of 2017.

Form 4B 1966

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School class 4B of 1966.

Higher school certificate examination result 1974

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single sheet of off white paper. Black print on watermarked green. Individual number in red.

Historical information

The official end of year examination results certificate presented to all Higher School Certificate (HSC) students.

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF file.

Form 1A 1969

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 1A of 1969. Form teacher: Mrs Church

9 JO 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See JPG above.

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School school captains 1953

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown Hight School captains 1953

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Staff 1995

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph that has been laminated. Includes names of staff members. We have 2 copies.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg above for staff names

1971 junior girls tennis team

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Big Drum 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A letter from Margaret Trail, Big Drum Co-ordinator, to thank WHS for participating in this event.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection. The Big Drum was part of the Next Wave Festival, held on Friday 29th May 1992.

Year 8HY 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 8HY 1994

Mr P.H. Powell 1961-65

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph and on caption: Mr. P.H. Powell 1961-5 (First ex-student to become Headmaster/Principal.)

1980s - Naming school hall

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

2 copies: 1 Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board. 1 copy of original photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photo: Naming of school hall 1980? Parker Family. Vivienne Phillip Leonie (Howards wife Jenny) Joy Laurie and brother.

Year 11AG 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 11AG 1990 Williamstown High School

Concluding comments

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

2 captions containing concluding comments and thanks for the display, mounted on board.

1958 Girls' Choir

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of girls' choir. Mounted on board. Accompanied by a caption.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Girls' choir in 1958. Miss Tierney was the music teacher. There were also house choirs formed for the Choral Contest each year. On back of photograph:Girls' choir (Miss Tierney Music Teacher) 1958?

1970 Home economics textbook - Approach to cookery. Rev. ed. South Melbourne: Macmillan Australia, 1969.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Coloured soft cover book of 118 pages. Contains an introduction to cookery and recipes.

Historical information

'Approach to cookery' was the textbook used by Form 2 students during their Home Economics classes in 1970.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover: Janie Winter 2C W.H.S. Margaret Winter 128 D.R.H.S

Athletic sports meet 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Paper, black printed booklet comprising 16 pages. Williamstown High School competed in this meet in 1948.

Historical information

This programme details the three day Athletic Sports meeting of 1948, organised by the Metropolitan High Schools' Sports Association. Williamstown High School competed on day two at the North Melbourne Cricket Ground. Other schools competing on that day were Ballarat, Coburg, Essendon and Geelong.

Inscriptions & Markings

Student name on cover.

Year 8TP 1995

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of the 8TP class of 1995 at Williamstown High School. Mounted on card, the teacher and students' names are also included.

Between the lines 1990 - 2

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School Year book number 2 of 1990 - subtitle "Between the lines". A4 size, apricot card cover, 28 p. Black and white illustrations comprising student work, photographs and school news.