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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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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…

Notre Dame de Vire

Notre Dame de Vire, France   Dorothy Wickham   As the leaping flames engulfed the steeple we watched in horror as the spire crumpled and fell on the roof of…

Campaspe Common

Campaspe Common   Dorothy Wickham   The administration of crown lands including provision for their alienation and occupation and the provision and management of reserves was a major responsibility of…

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…

Vire, Normandy

Vire, Normandy, France   Dorothy Wickham   “If I sleep for an hour, thirty people will die …” Adolfo Kaminsky fought against sleep. A master forger, “Monsieur Joseph”, as Kaminsky…
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