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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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ANCES-TREE (Naming patterns relating to Australia's Federation in 1901)   Clare Gervasoni   Q. My great grandmother's name was Nora Federal Gina Paterson. Nora and Gina are family names, but…

Art Deco

Art Deco Buildings in Ballarat   Dorothy Wickham   The Jubilee of Ballarat coincided with Federation and many unusual features reflecting the pride in nationhood abounded in the City of…

X-Ray Pioneers

X-Ray Pioneers   Dorothy Wickham   The School of Mines Ballarat kept abreast of affairs worldwide. Frederick Martell and John Sutherland who pioneered x-rays in Ballarat were associated with the…

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…
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