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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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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…

Eureka: Benden Hassell

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…

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…

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…

Pre-Olympic Swimming Pools

Pre-Olympic Swimming Pools Lisa Gervasoni   Introduction The popular image of Australia is dominated by sun and surf. Swimming is core to this identity. In a country that values sporting achievement…