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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

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

1978 - Construction of Library

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of the library building under construction, laminated.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption on photograph: Construction of library. On back of photograph: Library 1978.

High Tide 2011 - High Tide

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Printed publication in full colour, cardboard cover, with glossy pages. 81p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for Williamstown High School for the year 2011. Contains Principals' reports, events reports, sports achievements, student work and lots of photographs.

Significance

A snapshot of a year in the life of Williamstown High School.

High Tide 1988

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1988 school year. Contains reports from all departments, staff, student leaders, captains, sports results, camp details, student work and many black and white photohgraphs.

Concert Band 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of the Williamstown High School Concert Band performing at the Yacht Club.

Keith Abbey 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph mounted with photo corners on white paper.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Keith Stuart Abbey, Head prefect 1948. Photos donated by Abbey/ Dusink family.

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.)

Mr Howe - Principal 1966-74

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Mr F. Howe. Principal 1966-74. This photo was taken in 1982. On back of photograph: Mr Fred Howe, 1966-74.(Photo Taken in 1982)

High Tide 1960

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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.

Prefects 1956

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School prefects of the year 1956.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Mr Lloyd Jones - Principal 1985-92

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Historical information

Mr Lloyd Jones was Principal at Williamstown High School from 1985-92.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Mr Lloyd Jones Principal 1985-92. Quote reads: 'Gone are the days when you either 'learned' or 'left'. Thank goodness!....Today our knowledge of how people learn enables teachers to understand that all children have the capacity to succeed. It is this school's belief that it is a teacher's task to try to find the ways and areas that are most appropriate to each student' Lloyd Jones 1985.

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Cadets 1953

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Cadets 1953. Mr Crowl centre front

Year 7AG 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 7AG 1994

Year 7DM 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 7DM 1994

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

Year 9SA 1991

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 9SA 1991 Class photo

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.

RACV letter 1987

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A letter from Helen Rowe, Events Co-ordinator, confirming Williamstown High School band participation in the 1987 Royal Melbourne Show School's and Community Bands Festival.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

Year 11 1991

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 11 1991

1995 - Construction of new gym

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Smithy program 2003 - Smithy

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

An A4 stapled publication. Front and back covers are colour. 8 p. : ill.

Historical information

This program was created to accompany the school production of Smithy, held at Altona Civic Theatre, August 14 -16, 2003. The production was directed by Michael Waugh. Assistant director - Lyn Renwood. Stage Manager - Annie Rodoni. "Smithy" logo designed and created by Ben Moore, front cover artwork and design by Ben Moore, Michael Waugh, Lyn Redwood and Andrew Cohn. "Graffiti wall" graphic designed and created by Lyn Redwood.

Williamstown summer festival program 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A4 booklet of light card. Program of the Williamstown Summer Festival which was held on 26th-30th January 1994. Williamstown High School soul band, The Wet Reeds, played at the event.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

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.

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

1920s - WHS from Pasco St

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph, mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Williamstown High School corner of Pasco & Verdon St. From High Tide 1920s.

Tons of money program and stage shot

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on card. Copy of program for Tons of money mounted on card. Original program can be found at Folder 17.2. Original photograph can be found at Folder 17.8.

Form 4E 1973

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph depicting Williamstown High School form 4E of 1973.

Year 11SC 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 11SC 1990 x 1

1966 House captains

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School House Captains of 1966.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Pupil's record book: Janie Winter

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Blue woven cover printed in black with Education Dept Victoria logo. 15 p. pre-printed with marks area and room for teacher reports.

Historical information

Report book which was filled in each year documenting student results and progress.

Inscriptions & Markings

See attached jpg's