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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

Science textbook 1947 - General science for Australian schools, Book 1. By F. Daniel. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1944.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Red cloth covered book used by Robert Gerring in his science studies at Williamstown High School whilst in Form IIIB, in 1947. 387 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg above for inscription inside front cover.

Form 1B 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Hold Fast Vol. 1, No. 5. Nov 1944 - Official magazine of the Williamstown High School

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

8 page magazine of Williamstown High School, edited by P.Weate and C. Curtain. Includes report of the combined sports meet, editorial, letters, student contributions and form notes.

Peace Assembly 1991

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Single green A4 sheet. Flyer for the 1991 Peace Assembly at Williamstown High School, August 6th, 1991. Tong Lee, Shaun Murray and Johnny Wong played musical items during the assembly.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

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

Form 4A 1958

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School class 4A of 1957.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

What's your favourite pudding? program 1948

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Stapled paper program. 8 p.

Historical information

Program to accompany a play presented by the Dramatic Club of the Williamstown High School. Performed at the Mechanics Institute, Williamstown. Tuesday 23rd March, 1948. Includes production details and advertisements from local businesses who sponsored the performance.

Inscriptions & Markings

Includes signatures of the cast on the front cover.

Polydor 78rpm record - Tales from the Vienna Wood

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

78 rpm recording of the Williamstown High School choir singing 'Tales from the Vienna Wood.' Also includes an mp3 version.

Inscriptions & Markings

See images above: Image 78.1.jpg - On A side of record:'Tales from the Vienna Wood' The Williamstown High School Choir. Image 78.2.jpg - On B side of record: 'Melodies of Schubert' The Williamstown High School Choir.

Year 8RJ 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 8RJ 1994

Formal 2004

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copies of proofs taken at the Williamstown High School Formal of 2004.. Four pages of proofs on photographic paper, enclosed in a blue board cover.

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.

Year 9NA 1994

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Colour photograph of Year 9NA 1994

Form 3B 1972

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Laminated copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 3B of 1972.

School cap

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black felted wool peaked cap with green wool under peak. Red button (faded to tan) on top. Logo with fish and anchor and 'Hold fast' in red and yellow.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside hat: Made specially for Williamstown High School by J.T. Lynch, Moonee Ponds Name: Ray Hill IIIB Size: 7

Violinist 1998

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

5 sheets of colour photographic proofs of a violinist playing her instrument. 4 sheets of 5 photos and 1 sheet of 4 photos. All the same student. The photographs were taken for publicity purposes.

Form 4B 1965

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 4B of 1965.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

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.

High Tide No. 3 - High Tide 1923

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Printed booklet of olive coloured card cover and glossy white paper pages.Cover printed in dark olive. Pages printed in black. Some black and white photographs.

Historical information

School year book detailing achievements of the school community, including sporting, academic, social and the arts. Scholarship recipients details are included and examples of student work.

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on front cover: Leslie Hill 391 1858 Les Hill 46 Elphin St Newport

Form 3C 1962

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Record book 1946-1961 - Williamstown High School - record book 1946 - 1961, compiled by William Gordon Mephan.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Paper and card book, with leather spine and corners. Contains glued in documents, photographs, newspaper clippings.

Historical information

This volume was created by William Mephan. It is handwritten in black ink in a calligraphical style. It contains a record of student who reached a pass result, scholarships awarded, noted staff retirements and new appointments. Details included varied each year. Some years house and school captains and sports results were listed. Extra curricular activities such as plays were detailed. Newspaper clippings, programs and other ephemera are also in this book.

High tide: 75th anniversary edition 1990

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A4 book with glossy blue card cover. Year book 96 pages, contains some colour illustrations and text. Includes spports reports, student work, reports from all year levels. Page proofs can be found at 97.2 (store room).

1995 - Construction of new gym

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph mounted on board.

High Tide 2004 - Williamstown High School 2004 Year Book

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Coloured card cover with school tartan feature, 76 pages, illustrated, some colour. Contains school work, sports reports, school news. NB: a Year 12 Yearbook was also printed in 2004

Hat badge 1960s

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Metal badge enameled in black, red and gold. 'Williamstown High School Hold Fast' around the perimeter, an anchor in the centre. Three loops around the edge so the badge can be sewn to the hat band.

Historical information

Sewn to the hat band that decorated the straw hat worn by girls at Williamstown High School in the 1950s and 1960s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Makers Mark on back: Swann & Hudson Frankston

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.

Invitation 1972

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

White card with rounded corners, printed in purple.

Historical information

Invitations to the official opening of the new assembly hall.

Form 4C 1945

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School class 4C of 1945.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

1980 Orientation booklet

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

A paper booklet of 20 pages, black printed on white paper. Contains school rules, uniform information, map of school grounds, term dates, hours, principals message.

Inscriptions & Markings

See full text PDF attached.

1976 orientation booklet

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Pamphlet printed on white paper, 20 p. Includes enrollment information,school rules and map of school.

Inscriptions & Markings

Some editorial comments included. See the PDF file, attached.

Negatives

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Negatives of photographs taken in the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's. The negatives are in various coloured paper packets as illustrated.