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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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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…

Christmas Memories

Christmas Memories    Dorothy Wickham   Willliam Bramwell Withers remembers Christmas in History of Ballarat and Some Ballarat Reminiscences shedding some light on Christmas customs in years gone by. The…

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…

Gold Licenses

Gold Licenses (The Miner's License)   Dorothy Wickham The die is cast and fate has stamped upon the movement its indelible signature. No power on earth can now restrain the…

Policing in Victoria

Policing in Victoria   Dorothy Wickham   Within three years of the Ballarat goldfields being settled, British military detachments of the 12th and 40th Regiments were sent to Ballarat to…