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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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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…

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…

The Silver Club

The Silver Club   Dorothy Wickham   Charles Cairns, a tailor, founded The Silver Club in 1921 and was also associated with the work of friendly societies. Born in Ballarat…

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…

KILLARNEY: LOUGHLIN’S HOME

KILLARNEY: LOUGHLIN'S HOME   Dorothy Wickham   The beautiful bluestone mansion called Killarney that nestles in a tranquil pastoral setting near Mount Warrenheip was built and owned by Thomas Loughlin…