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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

1915 - First Headmaster Frederick Johnson

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williamstown high school
1915
school production
mr f. w. johnson

Copy of a black and white photograph published in High Tide, laminated. Accompanied by 2 captions.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption 1 reads: Mr Johnson. First Headmaster at Williamstown High. 1915-1927. Caption 2 reads: The first Departmental Headmaster. F.W. Johnson had suggested a school motto of 'Don't drift' because so many pupils tended to drift away from their early teaching. However, Frank Tate, Director of Education, recommended the more positive 'Hold fast'. This was the time of the First World War. The Germans had invaded Belgium...In designing the school badge the colours of the Belgium flag, red, yellow and black were chosen. (From school records.) On photograph: Staff of Williamstown High School, 1918. Back row (left to right): Mr L. Millar, Miss H. West, Mr D. Gerity, Mr F. Johnson, Mr Jack (Sloyd teacher), Miss C. Hunter,(mrs R.F. Taylor), Mr R. Colman. Front row: Miss F. Swan, Miss M. Deehan, Miss Carson, Miss Doris McCrae, Miss H. McGarvin

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Year 7AR 1995

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williamstown high school
year 7ar
1995
class photographs

Class colour photograph mounted on card, teacher and student names are included.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 2A 1963

Key words

williamstown high school
1963
form 2a
class photographs

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 2A of 1962.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

High Tide 1952

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williamstown high school
1952
high tide
year books.

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.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Matriculation Form 1935

Key words

williamstown high school
1935
matriculation form

Black and white photograph mounted on board.

Historical information

1935 matriculation class. Taken outside the prefects pavilion. Back row: Hugh Vallance, Laurie Parker Centre row: Harry Hocking, Edmund Parsons, Eric McGrath, Keith Morna, Harry Spencer, Keith James, Bill S. Reynolds, Ronald Ross Front row: Jean Morris,Gwladys Murray, Thelma Hatch, Tassie Thomson, Margaret Smith

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Staff 1996

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williamstown high school
1996
staff

Laminated full colour photograph of Williamstown High School staff of 1996.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Gold Coast 2012

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williamstown high school
2012
gold coast
school trips

Set of 67 full colour photographs taken during the 2012 Williamstown High School trip to the Gold Coast.

Historical information

Photographs taken at theme parks, on the beach, in the accommodation during the Gold Coast school trip of 2012.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 2B 1959

Key words

williamstown high school
1959
form 2b
class photographs

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 2B 1959.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 1D 1964

Key words

williamstown high school
1964
class photographs
form 1d

Black and white photograph of class 1D of 1964 at Williamstown High School.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Meeting letter 1926

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school council
1926
williamstown high school
correspondence

Copy of a letter sent to parents and guardians regarding a School Council elections in 1926. The original letter: 1 sheet of white paper, is in bad repair having water and insect damage. A transcription of the letter has been made: 1 sheet of white paper.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Narelle Roberts

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williamstown high school
2004
narelle roberts
staff

Original colour photograph.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 1D 1970

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williamstown high school
1970
form 1d
class photographs

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

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

High Tide 1973

Key words

williamstown high school
1973
high tide
yearbook

A black and white publication with card cover. 48 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the 1973 Williamstown High School year. Contains a summary of the years events, messages from principal, school captains and sports leaders and student work.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 1A 1963

Key words

williamstown high school
1963
form 1a
class photographs

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 1A of 1963.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Cookery hat 1948

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williamstown high school
1948
cookery hat
needlework
margery magree
miss turner

White cotton head covering made in Needlework class - teacher Miss Turner - at Williamstown High School in 1948, by Margery Magree.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

1969 After the fire

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williamstown high school
quadrangle
fire
1969

Copy of a black and white photograph mounted on board. Accompanied by 2 captions.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption 1 reads: After a fire in 1969 the old building and quadrangle was (re-)built. The original doors and windows were removed. Caption 2 reads: To accommodate the fluctuating number of students various temporary classrooms were used, including Army huts, portables, and re-locatables. Fire damage to the original building saw it being re-built, retaining the original facade because of National Trust listing.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

High Tide 1970

Key words

williamstown high school
1970
high tide
yearbook

Black and white printed publication with card cover. 48 p.: ill.

Historical information

Year book for the Williamstown High School 1970 school year. Contains staff, student leaders, captains, prefects, sports results, camp details, student work.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Staff 2004

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williamstown high school
staff

Colour photograph and legend of Williamstown High School staff of 2004

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Whangarei photo 1992

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1993
williamstown high school
music program
concert band

Colour photograph mounted on folded card. The photograph was taken on the music trip to NZ. It depicts the students and teachers on board the Pride of Russell at Whangarei.

Historical information

The Finn Koren collection.

Inscriptions & Markings

Messages from students. See jpg above.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Grand Youth Concert 1992

Key words

williamstown high school
music
performances
1992
grand youth concert
the wet reeds
aicha brogan
jamila brogan
naomi cordell
tong lee
johnny wong

B5 size booklet with brick red cover. Program for the Grand Youth Concert held at Melbourne Concert Hall in 1992. Williamstown High School participated in the event through the soul band The Wet Reeds and also several students were part of the Combined Secondary School Concert Band.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

Significance

The Finn Koren Collection.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 1C 1960

Key words

class photographs
williamstown high school
1960
form 1c

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 1C of 1960.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 2A 1957

Key words

williamstown high school
1957
form 2a
class photographs

Copy of black and white photograph of Williamstown High School form 2A of 1957. A second laminated copy is also at this number.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 4A 1973

Key words

williamstown high school
class photographs
1973

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

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Mr Bowe - Principal 1956-60

Key words

williamstown high school
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
principals

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Mr Bowe Principal 1956-1960. This enlargement from a Golden Jubilee photo 1965. 'You must learn to be free yet accept the full responsibility of doing, of your own free will, what is reasonable to expect of you... You must learn to live in a community of nations... You can start to learn at once by living in harmony with your fellows at school. Your opinion is important. Do your part towards forming this teenage group conscience which is such a powerful source in your school.' High Tide 1957 'the world cries aloud for the exercise of tolerance. It is more necessary today than ever before in a world torn by distrust and suspicion.' High Tide 1958.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Sports Programme 1919

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williamstown high school
1919
sports events
programme
metropolitan high schools' sports association
mr brett

Booklet of buff coloured card cover and 18 pages, small black lead pencil with metal housing, attached to booklet by red string. The booklet is the official programme of the Metroplitan High Schools' Sports Assoc. It was held at the Williamstown Cricket Ground, Wed. Oct. 15, 1919.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the front cover: Mr Brett. See PDF above for complete booklet. Note the hand written list of names inside the back cover.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 6A 1975

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williamstown high school
1975
form 6a

Laminated copy of Williamstown High School form 6A of 1975.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

High tide 1994

Key words

williamstown high school
1994
high tide
year books

Williamstown High School year book for the 1994 school year. a4 size with 40 pages, some colour photographs. Contains student work, sports results, school news.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 2A 1961

Key words

williamstown high school
1961
form 2a
class photographs

Black and white photograph of Williamstown High School Form 2Aof 1961.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

Form 1A 1977

Key words

williamstown high school
1977
class photographs

Colour photograph of Williamstown High School form 1A of 1977.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown

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Letter to School Council 1994

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williamstown high school
camps
1994
tasmania
school council

A letter to school council asking for in principal support a music camp to Tasmania, which would include tuition, workshops, rehearsals, performances and sight seeing.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection.

Williamstown High School , Williamstown