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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

1990 - anniversary gate

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

2 colour photographs mounted on board. Accompanied by a caption.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: 75th Anniversary in 1990.

1948 Football Team

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph, laminated.

1975 Assembly

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: The enrolment was 822 students in 1975. There is no breakdown of female and male students. In 1980 it was 515 students rising to 561 in 1981.

Staff 2000

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated colour photograph and legend of Williamstown High School staff of 2000

Form 3A 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 3A of 1962.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Mr C. Brook 1947-56

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Historical information

Mr C. Brook was the Principal of Williamstown High School from 1947-56

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Mr C. Brook, Headmaster from 1947-1956. "the most important objectives of education must be to discipline the mind, to teach the student how to acquire knowledge, to instil in him the desire to become an even more useful member of society. The Government of the State has provided free education to the matriculation stage, liberal grants for books, travelling allowances and in certain cases maintenance allowances. These grants together with a large number of scholarships, have made secondary education available to all." High Tide 1952. Enrolment in 1951 was 780 students.

Staff 2003 Fun

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph and legend of Williamstown High School staff of 2003. Teachers being silly.

Tie-Perth-1949

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Red cloth tie, printed in black and yellow.

Historical information

Commemorates the WHS drama tour to Perth in 1949.

Inscriptions & Markings

WHS Perth 1949

Form 2A 1956

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 2A of 1956.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

1995 - Construction of new gym

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

High Tide 1986

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Williamstown High School yearbook for the 1986 school year. Black and white glossy card cover, this yearbook has 44 pages. It contains reports from all year levels and departments, sport results, student work and many black and white photographs.

Year 9DR 1993

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 9DR 1993

Record book - Literary record book 1915 - 1946

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Hard cover, leather bound book with decorated end papers. Hand lettered in black ink, this volume lists award winners of Williamstown High School from 1915-1946.

Historical information

This book records award winners, both academic and sporting from the tears 1915 to 1946. The volume is handwritten in pen in a careful calligraphy style. Some of the later years also have printed newspaper results glued in or printed award sheets.

Musical High 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

One compact disc containing performances by Williamstown High School music group in 1997. Comprises eleven tracks.

Inscriptions & Markings

See images above

Form 1C 1973

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 1C of 1973

7RJ 1997

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of the Williamstown High School class 7RJ, 1997. The photograph is mounted on card with the names of students' and teacher.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg above.

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Senior Cricket Team Premiers 1953

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Senior Crcket team Premiers 1953

Inscriptions & Markings

see image above

Stand alone school

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

2 captions about restructuring and stand alone high schools, mounted on board.

Form 6, 1961

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of a black and white photograph on mounting board

Historical information

Class photo of Form 6 (Humanities) of 1961. Form Master is Mr E. Lee. Photograph taken outside the original quadrangle building.

Inscriptions & Markings

Form 6 (Humanities) 1961. Mr E. Lee form Master.

Tons of money Tusmore program 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Printed black and white folded pamphlet on paper. 4 p. 2nd copy mounted on board in Historical Display Box 11.7 (2 items - program & stage shot).

Historical information

The item details the Williamstown High School Dramatic Group's 1948 performance of Tons of Money. The play toured South Australia, performing at Tusmore. (see 17.1 for main program).

Form 2C 1963

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 2C of 1963. at 4.4 copy of this photograph mounted on board. Accompanied by a caption.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above for student names accompanying original photograph. Caption on 4.4 reads: Form 2C 1963. Carole Garnsworthy (Rodger) has loaned this photo. Mr Mepham affectionately known as 'Fluff' was the Form Teacher. On back of board: Mr Mephan & Form 2C 196? Leonie McIntyre 1st in 2nd row.

Plans: Bayview Campus 1995

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Architect drawings and correspondence re: new building at Bayview Campus. Consists of 80+ A3 pages of architects drawings, notes and letters.

Form 1A 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

1960s brought..

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

List of major events of the 1960s. Mounted on board.

Certificate honours 1954

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Buff coloured card printed with school logo.

Historical information

Awarded to a student for outstanding academic achievement over the year.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed in: Penelope Tilbrook, 1A, Six Honours.1954. Signed in red pen: K.J. Coldicutt (Form Teacher) Stamped in brown ink: C.E. Brook (Head Master)

Ross Adamson 2004-5

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Original colour photograph.

Excursion to Bright 1954 - Excursion to Bright August 30 - September 4 1954, by Kath White

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Red leather album tied with yellow, red and black cord. 42 p. Hand painted end papers, hand written and illustrated by Kath White.

Historical information

Kath White, student at WHS between 1951 and 1955, made this book to present to her teacher following a Bright excursion her class attended in 1954. Kath kept a diary during the trip and used it to create a memento for a favourite teacher in Miss Boardman.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover: To Miss Boardman, with many thanks for your kindness to me. Kath White 29. 10.54.

1990s - Try a trade

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copies of 2 photographs mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back of photograph: Girls 'Try a trade' day at Newport TAFE.

Staff 2014 - Bayview

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph and legend of Williamstown High School staff of 2014, Bayview Campus.

With a Little Help from my Friends poster 1998

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A3 laminated colour poster advertising the Williamstown High School production.

Historical information

Poster advertising the school production for 1998 - With a Little Help from my Friends.