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…

Campaspe Common

The administration of crown lands including provision for their alienation and occupation and the provision and management of reserves was a major responsibility of the Department of Crown Lands and…

Electricity: The New Wonder

Electricity: The New Wonder   Dorothy Wickham   The "wonder of the 19th Century", electricity, was introduced to Ballaratís householders in 1905. According to the newspapers of July 7th "An…