Ballarat Heritage Services

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Ballarat Heritage Services, publisher, also known as BHS Publishing was formed in 1998 by Clare Gervasoni, Dr Dorothy Wickham and Wayne Phillipson.

Ballarat Heritage Services
Publishing House; historical research
Genre History Education
Founded Ballarat, Australia
Founder Clare Gervasoni, Dorothy Wickham, Wayne Phillipson
Headquarters Ballarat, Australia
Products Books
Services Publishing books, curatorial and heritage interpretation, historical research
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Ballarat Heritage Services is a specialty distributor of historical, small run and specialist publications that are often difficult to locate. It specialises in history publications, book distribution, research, education kits / curatorial interpretation and jewellery.[1]

The company was formed to promote Victorian local and family history and specializes in towns of the gold rush such as Ballarat, Daylesford, Castlemaine and Carisbrook.[2]

Their publication Eureka Encyclopedia written by Gervasoni, Wickham and Corfield was named the Victorian Community History Awards overall winner.[3]

Ballarat Heritage Services Projects[edit]

BHS Publishing are researching the following areas of Victorian history and heritage: Ballarat Pioneers; Cemeteries; Charities; Daylesford and District; Female Refuges; Oral History and Swiss and Italian.[4]

BHS Publishing offer consultancy services in the following areas: Educational Kits; Exhibitions; Heritage, History and Genealogical Research; Grant Writing; Heritage Consultancy; Text Panel Interpretation; Workshops; Oral History and Publishing. Clients include the City of Ballarat (Heritage Education Kit peer review; heritage research), Immigration Museum (Wine, Water and Stone exhibition) and University of Melbourne (Deeper Leads).[5]

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