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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

Prefects 1935

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Prefects 1935. Back row: Margaret Smith, Thelma Hatch, Tassie Thomson. Front row: Jean Morris, Nell Chrisfield, Gwladys Murray.

High Tide No.5 - High Tide 1925

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A booklet comprising 16 p. Some black and white photographs and illustrations are included. The cover is of light brown card, printed in dark brown ink.

Historical information

The school year book for the 1925 school year. It includes academic achievements for the year, sports results, prefects and student work

Inscriptions & Markings

On cover in pen: Les Hill, 46 Elphin St, Newport.

1949 - Football team

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of WHS football team of 1949, mounted on white card using photo corners. List of team members on back of paper.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of paper: George Bird, Don Rogers, Rex Mulligan, Eric Liley, Peter Hearnden, Ron Henderson, Don Jack, Morrie Martin, Bob Kessner, Ray Smith, Ted Murby, Max Smith, Geoff Chandler, Raymon Brooke, Bruce Porter, Wilf Henderson (Staff), Harold Somers, Bill Godwin, Geoff Chandler (?), John McAsey (?), Russell Braddon

1935 Basketball Team

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Betty Bowyer - top row 1st from left.

Prefects 1940

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of sepia photograph mounted on board. Also includes a copy of signatures on the back of the original photograph mounted on board.

1954 Form 4 girls

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Form 4 girls of 1954. Photograph taken outside the quadrangle building.

Historical information

Six girls in uniform in 1954. Identified by the Dorothy Hirt as: Judy Kent, Carolyn McIntyre, ?, Margaret Colquhoun, Dorothy Hope, Thelma Hope, Judy Bridge

Laminated copy of a black and white photograph of Tasmanian Tour 1951

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Lamintaed copy of a black and white photograph of Williamstown Hight School Tasmanian Tour 1951

Music 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of the concert band performance at Mobil.

Concert Band 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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.

2004 study planner

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Spiral bound, maroon plastic covered student study planner, issued by Williamstown High School for students in Years 11-12, in 2004. Also contains information about rules and regulations, uniform, bell times, camps, music programs.

Form 4E 1966

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Electronic jpg copy of original black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 4E, 1966.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above for student and teacher names.

Mr Harry Powell - Principal 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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.

Year 12 1991

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 12 1991 Class photo

1940s students

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Sepia photograph of students of WHS in the 1940s.

Form 4C 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Photocopy of black and white photograph of Williamstown form 4C of 1962.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

1940 Gordon Wright reminisces

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Prose on white mount board.

Historical information

Personal memoirs of Gordon Wright, a prefect in 1940, on his trip to and from school.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg for complete quote.

Form 2E 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 2E of 1965.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

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.

1957 orchestra in Drill Hall

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of the Williamstown High School orchestra practicing in the drill hall with Miss Boardman.

Wombat House Captain badge 1944

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Metal badge with enameled decoration in yellow, red. green and blue.

Historical information

This badge was presented to Peggy Booth in 1944 in recognition of her role as Wombat House Captain

Inscriptions & Markings

'House Captain' enameled on front

Year 9HY 1995

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of the 9HY class of 1995 at Williamstown High School. Mounted on card, the teacher and students' names are also included.

Year 12 Group 1 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 12 Group 1 1990

Form 4A 1956

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 4A of 1956.

Form 1C 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 1C of 1962.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Form 1B 1956

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 1B of 1956.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Grey tunic & tights 1960's

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Grey wool tunic, worn as school uniform at Williamstown High School during the 1950's and 1960's. Double breasted bodice with four grey buttons - one missing.

Inscriptions & Markings

On label at back of neck 'Mina. Tailored to perfection. 100% pure wool'.

8EP 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Williamstown High School class 8EP, 1997. Photograph is mounted and includes names of students' and teacher.

Inscriptions & Markings

see jpg

Retirement: School Council President

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Mr Alan Fagan (past principal), Mrs Gwen Alexander (Principal), Dr Laurie Parker (past President of School Council), Mr Jack Criddle (President of School Council), and Mr Fred Howe (past Principal). On back of photograph: Laurie's farewell from School Council 1982.

Form 5H 1963

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Class photograph of Williamstown High School Form 5H of 1963.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Prefects 1935

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph mounted on board. Accompanied by a caption.

Historical information

The photograph was taken outside the prefects pavilion and shows the boy and girl prefects of 1935.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Prefects of the 30s.