The BHS Publishing arm has produced many titles.

Themes include Eureka, Women, Swiss, Italian, Aborigines and the Goldfields Heritage Series.

Goldfields Heritage Series

Goldfields Heritage Series, published by Ballarat Heritage Services, brings heritage alive and gives accounts of life on the goldfields. This series of books is presented by Ballarat Heritage Services in the promotion of local history. Most are small anecdotal histories or interpretative lists. Many of these items are currently “Out of Stock” but will soon be available through ebooks.

  • Shot in the Dark: a pre-Eureka incident - Dorothy Wickham
  • Court in the Act: Ballarat East Petty Sessions 1858-1859 - Dorothy Wickham
  • Outbreak at Ballarat: from the pages of the Mount Alexander Mail - Clare Gervasoni
  • Castlemaine Petitions - Clare Gervasoni
  • A Researcher's Guide to the Central Goldfields of Victoria - Dorothy Wickham
  • Among the Diggers - Dorothy Wickham
  • From Back Creek to Talbot - Marie Kau
  • The Governor’s Visit to Back Creek/Talbot - Marie Kau
  • An Historical Sketch of Deep Creek & Talbot 24 January 1862 - Marie Kau
  • Visit of Mr John King, the Explorer, to Talbot - Marie Kau

Research Directories

Research Directories have been transcribed and published by Dr Dorothy Wickham and Clare Gervasoni to facilitate research.

They cover a wide range of times and locations, most which are difficult to research. For example, the Ballarat Directory covers the time period from 1837 to 1855. The official registrations at Ballarat Cemetery began after 1855, in 1856, when the trustees were appointed. Likewise, the Ballarat rates were struck in 1856 when the first council officers for Ballarat Township were appointed. This directory lists the names of people in the Ballarat district from 1837.


  • Research Directory and Bibliography of Swiss and Italian Pioneers in Australasia;
  • Eureka Research Directory 1854;
  • Ballarat Pioneers’ Directory 1837 - 1855;
  • Mount Alexander District Directory of Old Settlers and Residents 1837-1856

Other Titles

  • History of Ballarat and Some Ballarat Reminscences (hard cover and half-leather bound);
  • Story of Eureka Stockade
  • Among the Diggers by George Dunderdale;
  • Eureka Reminiscences

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