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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

Form 1C 1970

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

1970s Girls tennis team

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Form 3D 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 3D of 1961.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Children's Week 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Fax of a letter confirming the Williamstown High School Bands' performances at Altona Gate Shopping Centre to help celebrate Children's Week.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Hold Fast music

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Sheet torn out of music theory book. On one side Hold Fast words and music - music by Denis Gerity, words by A.H.Lawson. On the other sidewords by A.H. Lawson, music by Glenn Campbell.

Thank you card 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Gold embossed folded card, printed in black. This is a thank you card, acknowledging contributions made towards the 75th anniversary celebrations of Williamstown High School in 1990.

Inscriptions & Markings

See images above.

1949 - Softball teams

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

2 black and white photographs of the 1949 girls' softball teams mounted on blue card using photo corners. Includes identities of the team members.

Inscriptions & Markings

See JPG for team members' names.

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.)

High Tide 1921 - High Tide

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Printed soft cover book. Pale blue card cover with navy blue print. 18 p.: ill.

Historical information

The school magazine, published at the end of each year. Contains reports from principal, sports results and academic awards. Also includes some student work.

School choir 1952

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of the Williamstown High School choir of 1952. Miss Tierney was choir teacher.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

1930s - students' night out

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a sepia photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Williamstown High School Ball - at the Williamstown Town Hall - early 1930s. From left to right - Dorothy Fraser, Margaret Rodger, Joyce Lemon, Doris Booth

High Tide 1952

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed publication. Buff cover printed in red and black. 48 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the 1952 school year. Contains, staff, house captains, form captains, prefects, scholarship recipients, sports results, team photographs, students work.

Inscriptions & Markings

On fron cover 'M.Bladen IIA'. Inside back cover, student signatures.

Programme 75th anniversary celebrations

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Gold embossed card, 4 page programme of events for the 75th anniversary celebrations of Williamstown High School in 1990. Events ran from Friday 16th March 1990 to Sunday 18th March 1990.

Inscriptions & Markings

See images above

WHS pennant

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black felt pennant with Williamstown High School and school logo.

High Tide 1957 - High Tide 1957: Magazine of High School Williamstown

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Historical information

Williamstown High School yearbook for 1957. Contains staffing, scholarship, sports results, student work for the 1957 school year.

High tide 1991

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School year book for the year 1991. Yellow glossy card with photographs on cover. Black and white with some illustrations inside. Year book outlines staff and student accomplishments for the 1991 school year, awards, sports results, student work.

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

Geometry textbook, vol. 2, 1947 - Intermediate geometry and trigonometry. Vol. II, by L.Ling and D. McLachlan. Melbourne: Macmillan, 1946.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Blue covered paperback book used by B. Gerring in his geometry studies while in IIIB at Williamstown High School in 1947. 223 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg above for inscription inside front cover.

Break-up Party 1931

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Break-up Party, Form DC1 - 1931. Williamstown Gardens.

1979 Orientation booklet

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

White folded paper, printed in black booklet of 20 pages. Contains school rules, plan of class rooms, school hours and general information.

Form 6A 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Keith Abbey competing 1940s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph mounted on white paper using photo corners, of Keith Abbey competing in long jump at High School sports, 1940s.

Inscriptions & Markings

On accompanying shett: 'Keith Abbey competing in long jump at High School sports, 1940s.'

Staff 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of male staff of 1948.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: Back row: Bradshaw, McCully, Munday,Osborne, Charles Middle row: ? , ? , Evans, Jenkins, Walshe, Blumenthal, ? Front row: Kent, Mepham, Brookes, Green, Tynan

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.

Year 7NH 1992

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 7NH 1992

Spanish artwork - S. Paulo - Brasil, by Lori Val Viegas

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Original colour painting. Possibly presented to the Williamstown High School after a visit from Spanish students.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Prefects 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School prefects of 1962.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

1947 Boys at WHS

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of WHS boys, outside in school grounds.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: 1947

High Tide 1949

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white printed booklet with card cover, stapled. 46 p. ill.

Historical information

Yearbook for 1949. Contains staff and management details, prefects, sports results, scholarship recipients, student work, team photographs and lists

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover 'Gwenda'. Last page contains student signatures.

Narelle Roberts

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Original colour photograph.