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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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…


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…

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…