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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'ARCHERY? Oh, that's something to do with bows and arrows, isn't it? I have seen people playing with them, trying to hit a target thing … it is no child's…


Around three in the afternoon two men from Squizzy Taylor's gang had tried to rob the only teller in attendance at the Commercial Bank in Orlando Street, Hampton. William Charles…

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…