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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

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.

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Algebra textbbok 1947 - A sequel to the first two years' algebra - with answers, by R.Wilson and A.D. Ross. Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1946.

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williamstown high school
1947
textbooks
robert gerring

Olive cloth covered book used by Robert Gerring in his studies at Williamstown High School while in form IIIB in 1947. 258 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg above for inscription inside front cover.

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Algebra textbook 1946 - The first two years' algebra, by R.Wilson and A.D. Ross. Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1944.

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textbooks
williamstown high school
1946
algebra
rob gerring

Blue cloth covered board textbook of 260 pages, used by R.E. Gerring in his algebra studies while in Form 2B at Williamstown High School in 1946.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg above for inscription inside front cover.

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Alice Oxley 1929

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williamstown high school
1929

Black and white photograph. It has been laminated.

Historical information

Alice Oxley (Mrs Cordell), attended Williamstown High School from 1925 to 1929 when she completed Form 5. b 1913 - d 1960.

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An evening of entertainment 1993

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williamstown high school
music
saxophone quartet
1993
jamila brogan
shaun murray
aydin abdullah
george smpyrakis
performances

Single A4 green sheet Folded to B5 size, Program of a musical evening held at St Stephens church, Williamstown on 14th & 15th May 1993. The Williamstown High School Saxophone Quartet comprising Jamila Brogan, Shaun Murray, George Smpyrakis and Aydin Abdullah performed at the event.

Historical information

The Finn Koren Collection

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Annette, Bunny & Helen

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williamstown high school
1990
annette wregg
helen yankos
bunny cameron
staff

Original colour photograph

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1990 - anniversary gate

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williamstown high school
anniversary gate
1990

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: 75th Anniversary in 1990.

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1969 - Annual swimming carnival program

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swimming carnival
program
1969
williamstown high school

Blue card printed in black and tri-folded. List of events with room to included place getters for each race.

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Apron 1969

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williamstown high school
1969
needlework
mrs church
janie winter
apron

Gold linen apron with red binding and pocket and rick rack trim. Embroidered with 'Janie' on top left hand front.

Historical information

This apron was made by Janie Winter in 1969, Form 1 Needlework class - Teacher Mrs Church. Binding trim is hand sewn as is the embroidered name. The apron was used the following year in Form 2 during Cookery classes. A matching scarf (85.2) was also made in that year.

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A rat's tale program 2005

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williamstown high school
2005
school production
a rat's tale 2005

Program that accompanied the Williamstown High School production of 2005 - A rat's tale 1983 - Let's mullet over. Full colour, card cover program containing cast, crew, quiz and photographs, some in colour.

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Archibald Fowler report 1918

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archibald fowler
school report
1918
williamstown high school

Report book of Archibald Fowler, student of Williamstown High School, Form F in 1918. The report book is for studies during the three terms of 1918. Brown card cover, buff pages, 8 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See PDF above for complete text of item.

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Archibald Fowler report 1919

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williamstown high school
1919
student reports
archibald fowler

Report book for Williamstown High School student Archibald Fowler. In 1919 Archie was in Form E. The book has a mushroom pink card cover and 8 white pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See the PDF above for complete report book.

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Archibald Fowler report 1920

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school reports
williamstown high school
1920
archibald fowler

Report booklet of white sheets covered in buff coloured card, 8 pages.

Historical information

Report book with results from all 3 terms of the 1920 school year, achieved by Archibald Fowler at Williamstown High School.

Inscriptions & Markings

See pdf above for complete document.

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Archie Fowler

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williamstown high school
1920
archie fowler

Black and white photograph and text, copied and laminated.

Historical information

Biographical information about Archie Fowler, a student at Williamstown High School from 1918-(?)1920

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1990 - Architecture

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williamstown high school
1990
architecture

3 colour photographs of school buildings mounted on board. Accompanied by a caption.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: When people visit W.H.S. they remark on the mixture of architecture which spans over one hundred years, single and double storeys, rendered brick, red brick and grey brick buildings.

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Architecture text book 1947 - A first book of architecture: a brief survey. G.H.Reed, M.A.

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williamstown high school
1947
1940's
textbooks
architecture
robert gerring

Architecture textbook used by Bob Gerring while he attended Williamstown High School. This textbook was used while Bob was in Form 3B in 1947. 32 pages, back cover missing.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inside front cover: Robert Gerring Form IIIB W.H.S.

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Arithmetic textbook 1947 - Arithmetic: a sequel to 'the first two years' arithmetic' - with answers, by R. Wilson & A.D. Ross. Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1943.

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williamstown high school
1947
textbooks
robery gerring

A brown cloth covered book used by Bob Gerring in his studies at Williamstown High School, whilst in Form IIIB in 1947. 356 pages.

Inscriptions & Markings

See jpg above for inscription inside front cover.

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1975 Assembly

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williamstown high school
1975
assembly

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.

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1972 - Assembly Hall

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williamstown high school
1972
assembly hall
opening ceremony

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption reads: Exterior of Assembly Hall - In 1972 the first official assembly was held in the new hall. The official opening was held on the 25th October 1972.

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Assembly Hall opening program 1972

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williamstown high school
assembly hall
1972
hold fast

Pamphlet made of off-white card, folded in half and printed on all sides.

Historical information

The program comemorates the official opening of the Williamstown High School Assembly Hall, on Wednesday 25th October, 1972. The program includes the words to the school song - Hold Fast.

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Athletic meet 1947

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williamstown high school
1947
athletics
school sports

Program of the Williamstown High School Annual Athletic Sports meeting of 8th October, 1947. Program consists of 8 pages, printed on white paper.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signatures on front cover. See pdf above.

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athletics meet program 1946

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williamstown high school
1946
programme

Souvenir programme of the intra school sports "Annual athletic sports meeting" of 9th October 1946. Programme consists of an 8 page booklet printed on paper.

Historical information

On the front cover: "To commemorate the retirement of our Headmaster, Mr Townsend."

Inscriptions & Markings

Names on front of programme. See pdf above.

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Athletics meet program 1946

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williamstown high school
1946
athletics

Black and white, printed on paper, this program details an 1946 official schools swim meet. It comprises 16 pages.

Historical information

This program details the Metropolitan High Schools' Sports Association 27th annual Championship athletic sports meeting. The event was held on the Essendon Recreation Reserve. It was a 3 day meet, with Williamstown High School competeing on day two against Coburg, Essendon & Geelong High Schools.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above.

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Athletics meet program 1947

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wiulliamstown high school
1947
programme

Booklet issued on white paper with black print, comprising 16 pages.

Historical information

This program details the Metropolitan High School' Sports Association 28th annual athletic sports meeting. The event went for three days and was held on the Essendon Recreation Reserve. Williamstown High School competed on the second day, against Box Hill, Coburg,Essendon, and Geelong High Schools.

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1948 Athletic sports

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williamstown high school
1948
athletic sports
newport oval
tug of war
marching
koala house

Copy of black and white photographs (2), laminated on A4 sheet.

Inscriptions & Markings

1948 - Newport Oval. House athletic sports tug-of-war. Staff versus boys. 1948 Newport oval. House Athletic sports - Koala girls marching team.

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Athletic sports meet 1948

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williamstown high school
1948
athletic sports
melbourne high schools' sports association

Paper, black printed booklet comprising 16 pages. Williamstown High School competed in this meet in 1948.

Historical information

This programme details the three day Athletic Sports meeting of 1948, organised by the Metropolitan High Schools' Sports Association. Williamstown High School competed on day two at the North Melbourne Cricket Ground. Other schools competing on that day were Ballarat, Coburg, Essendon and Geelong.

Inscriptions & Markings

Student name on cover.

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Athletic sports meet 1950

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williamstown high school
1950
athletics
metropolitan high schools sports association

Black and white booklet printed on white paper, comprising 16 pages.

Historical information

This program details the Thirtieth annual Athletic Sports Meeting organised by the Metropolitan High Schools' Sports Association and held in 1950 on the Essendon Recreation Reserve. It was a three day event and Williamstown High School competed on day three against Ballarat, Coburg, Essendon and Hampton High Schools.

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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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Athletics team 1972

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williamstown high school
1972
athletics team

Laminated black and white photograph of Williamstown High School athletics team of 1972.

Inscriptions & Markings

See image above for names

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8AW 1997

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williamstown high school
1997
8aw
class photographs
annette wregg

Colour photograph of the Williamstown High School class 8AW, 1997. Photograph is mounted on card and includes students' names.

Inscriptions & Markings

see jpg

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