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Directors Dr Dorothy Wickham, Clare Gervasoni and Wayne Phillipson established Ballarat Heritage Services, in February 1998, a boutique publishing house  using the imprint BHS Publishing.

Our team of experts now include professional historians, archivists, curators, family historians and educationalists. BHS offers an extensive range of heritage and education related services including consultancy, publishing, mentoring, training and assistance, and oral histories.

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The Drummer Boy: Eureka

The Drummer Boy: Eureka   Dorothy Wickham   For nearly 150 years it was widely accepted that John Egan, the drummer boy of the 12th Regiment, was fatally wounded at…

Policing in Victoria

Policing in Victoria   Dorothy Wickham   Within three years of the Ballarat goldfields being settled, British military detachments of the 12th and 40th Regiments were sent to Ballarat to…

Policing in Victoria

Policing in Victoria   Dorothy Wickham   Within three years of the Ballarat goldfields being settled, British military detachments of the 12th and 40th Regiments were sent to Ballarat to…

Electricity: The New Wonder

Electricity: The New Wonder   Dorothy Wickham   The "wonder of the 19th Century", electricity, was introduced to Ballaratís householders in 1905. According to the newspapers of July 7th "An…