Historical Photo Gallery

One of the aims of the Williamstown Maritime Association since its inception has been to preserve for future generations the part Williamstown played in the maritime history of Victoria and Australia. We are fortunate to have access to one of the largest private photographic collections in Victoria, of over 14,000 photos. If you visit the Pirates Tavern you will see some of these photos framed with a detailed history alongside. Our Galley page features a few photos from the collection.

This is a vital part of our dedication to providing a service to the community as a shared source of information and part of our vision to keep Williamstown’s maritime history alive. The photo collection can be shared for educational purposes by sending a specific request to

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