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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A Pre-Eureka Incident

A Pre-Eureka Incident   Dorothy Wickham   28 November 1854 “The onslaught upon the troops appears to have been unprovoked and savage, and it excited general disgust in the minds…

Albert Whitelock Steane

Albert Whitelock Steane   Dorothy Wickham   Albert Steane was important as the instigator of the Sloyd Centre at the School of Mines Ballarat. He was known for the teaching…

Italian Speakers in Australasia

Italian Speakers in Australasia   Clare Gervasoni   Italian speaking pioneers arrived in Australia and New Zealand in large numbers from the 1850s. Upon arrival the language, culture and laws…