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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

Contact

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

Pupil's record book 1969-72 Linda Smallman

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williamstown high school
linda smallman
pupil record book

Book of blue textured card, printed in black with Education Department Victoria coat of arms on cover. 14 pages.

Historical information

A perpetual record of a students educational progress through high school. At the end of each term, marks and teacher's notes are added.

Inscriptions & Markings

'L. Smallman' written on front cover. See attached PDF for full contents.

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Mr F.W. Johnson at reunion 1965

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williamstown high school
1965
principals
mr f.w. johnson

Black and white photograph of the first WHS principal, taken at a reunion in 1965, mounted on board. Accompanied by a caption.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: The first headmaster was Mr F.W. Johnson a first class administrator and an inspiring teacher of science. His normal rebuke for a minor lapse was to call the transgressor, ' you silly fellow', but he had heavier ammunition for the more accomplished villains. (From High Tide 1965.) On back of photograph: Mr F. W. Johnson, first headmaster at WHS 1915-1927. Photo taken 1965 Golden Jubilee.

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Male Staff 1931

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williamstown high school
staff
1931

Copied black and white photograph mounted on card.

Inscriptions & Markings

Male Staff 1931. Back row: Fred Brooks, Mr Holman, Bill Head, 'Tiny' Lawson, Bill Murton, Jack Lovett, 'Ponto' McNeice, Van Prooyen. Front row: Alex Johnston, Rex Southy, Edgar Downes, Jack Mollison, Stan Arthur, Jack Bell.

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Miss Cook 1947-8

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williamstown high school
1947
1948
staff
miss cook

Copy of black and white photograph.

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Headmaster 1961-65

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williamstown high school
harry powell
david dillon
1960's
headmaster
senior master

Black and white photograph, enlargement, of Harry Powell, Headmaster at Williamstown High School from 1961 to 1965 and David Dillon, Senior Master from 1960 to 1964.

Inscriptions & Markings

On fornt of photograph (see JPG above): Senior Master David Dillon 1960-1964 Headmaster Harry Powell 1961-1965 Ex-student 1922-1925.

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Form 4B 1961

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williamstown high school
1961
form 4b
class photographs

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 4B, of 1961.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

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

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williamstown high school
1957
high tide
yearbook

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.

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Form 4D 1964

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williamstown high school
1964
class photographs
form 4d

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 4D of 1964.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

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Concert Band 1990's

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williamstown high school
1990's
music
concert band

Black and white photograph of the Williamstown High School Concert Band in the 1990's practicing.

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Boys cap

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williamstown high school
school uniform
cap

Black woollen cap embroidered with Williamstown High School logo in yellow and red. Embroidered lines of red and yellow from top black button.

Historical information

Manufactured by Philip Joseph, South Yarra, Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside hat: Wemyss Thomson

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Form 5S 1958

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williamstown high school
1958
form 5s
class photographs

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 5S of 1958.

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Captain's hat (cadets) 1950's

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williamstown high school
cadets
hat
1950

Khaki wool cadet officer's hat with school badge and brown leather hat band. Leather hat band has leather buttons on each side and the band is double at the front.

Historical information

Worn by the officer ranks of the cadet's in the 1950's at Williamstown High School.

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High Tide 1983

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williamstown high school
yearbooks
high tide
1983

Williamstown High School yearbook for the year 1983. Comprising 28 pages and glossy black and white card cover, this yearbook contains reports from all departments and year levels, sport results, student work and many black and white photographs.

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High tide: 75th anniversary edition 1990

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high tide
1990
williamstown high school
year books.

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).

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Tie- Sydney 1950

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williamstown high school
1950
sydney
school trips
tie

Red cloth tie, printed in yellow and black, produced by Williamstown High School to mark a school trip to Sydney in 1951

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High tide 2003

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williamstown high school
year books
high tide
2003

Williamstown High School year book for the 2003 school year. Coloured card card cover with student work, 76 pages, illustrated, some colour. Contains student work, sports report, school news and some class photographs.

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

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williamstown high school
1944
school magazine
hold fast

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.

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Plans: Bayview Campus 1995

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williamstown high school
1995
architect's drawings

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

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Form 3A 1957

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williamstown high school
1957
class photographs
form 3a
mr forecast

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School class 3A of 1957.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

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Senior wind orchestra 1996

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williamstown high school
music
senior wind orchestra
1996
williamstown beach

Colour photogragh of the Williamstown High School senior wind orchestra, taken on Williamstown beach.

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Hold Fast, Vol. 1 No. 2. July 1944 - Official magazine of the Williamstown High School

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williamstown high school
school magazine
1944
hold fast

4 page magazine of Williamstown High School with editorial by C. Curtain and P. Weate. Aslo includes student work, sports report and letters to the editors.

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Staff 1995

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williamstown high school
1995
staff

Colour photograph that has been laminated. Includes names of staff members. We have 2 copies.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg above for staff names

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Staff 2017

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williamstown high school
2017

Colour photograph and legend of Williamstown High School staff of 2017.

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Athletic sports meet Sep 1948

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williamstown high school
1948

White paper printed in black, comprising 8 pages. This program detailed the Williamstown High School intra school Athletic Sports meet of 29th September, 1948.

Inscriptions & Markings

Student names in black and red pencil. See image.

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Swimming carnival program 1949

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williamstown high school
1949

White paper printed in black comprising 4 pages. Williamstown High School intra school swimming competition details and events are listed.

Inscriptions & Markings

Name on cover

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Negatives

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williamstown high school
negatives
1970's
1980's
1990's

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

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Form 1A 1969

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williamstown hgh school
mrs church
1969
class photographs
form 1a

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 1A of 1969. Form teacher: Mrs Church

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School cap 1948-49

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school uniform
williamstown high school
cap
1948
1949
1940's

Woollen boys cap, fully lined, with green woollen lining on underside of peak. Large red button on centre top of cap. Logo has yellow anchor edged in red; 'Hold Fast' in banner underneath anchor. This cap was part of the boys' school uniform at Williamstown High School in the 1940's. This cap was worn by Harrow Morgan in 1948-49.

Inscriptions & Markings

"H. Morgan", written in pen on the label inside

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English exercise book 1959

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williamstown high school
1959
iris webb
english
student work

Exercise book containing lined pages, used by Iris Webb for her English classes in 1959. Text on approximately 200 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF's above. On front cover: Iris Webb, 4A English.

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Staff 1998

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williamstown high school
staff

Laminated colour photograph and legend of Williamstown High School staff in the year 1998.

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