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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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…

Art Deco

The Jubilee of Ballarat coincided with Federation and many unusual features reflecting the pride in nationhood abounded in the City of Ballarat. Prime examples are the cast iron rotundas at…

Goldfields Genealogy

Goldfields Genealogy   Dorothy Wickham   Sometimes gold miners on the Victorian goldfields during the early 1850s are difficult to trace. Early mining was alluvial. As soon as one gold…

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…