Dr Dorothy Wickham has been recognised by the City of Ballarat and the National Trust for her contribution to heritage and the local community. Dorothy was awarded a Eureka Australia Medal in 2010 for her comprehensive contribution in demonstrating excellence in research and publications to promote the ideals formulated at Eureka. She is a research associate Federation University, Dr Dorothy Wickham is an educator, publisher, historian, archivist and author.  Her interests lie especially within welfare, goldfields and feminist history.

  • PhD University of Ballarat, 2008
  • MPhil Australian Catholic University, 2003
  • Member Professional Historians’ Association
  • Editorial Committee Member, PHA (Victoria),      2012-2013
  • Committee Member, Victorian Association of Family History Organisations, 2003-2013
  • President, Victorian Interpretive Projects 2010-2013
  • Ballaarat Cemeteries Advisory Committee 2013>
  •  Committee Member, Australian Women’s Archive Project (Victoria), 2003>
  • Committee Member, Australian Society of Archivists (Victorian Branch), SIG,, 2008 - 2013
  • City of Ballarat, Heritage Committees (various),   1993 - 2014, 2015>


Clare Gervasoni is an experienced museum curator and former art teacher. She has authored and co-authored many books on Art Education, pre-1900 Italian speakers (Swiss/Italian) in Australasia, early European migration, Ballarat School of Mines, and aspects of early goldfields history.


Clare has curated Camp to City at Castlemaine Art Gallery, Cuthberts Lawyers at Art Gallery of Ballarat, and numerous exhibitions at the university of Ballarat Post Office Gallery. She contributes to a regular heritage spot on ABC Regional radio.

  • Grad. Dip Museum Stud., Deakin University, 1995
  • B.Ed (Art & Craft), Melbourne College of Advanced Education, 1984
  • Member, Museums Australia
  • Member, National Trust, Australia
  • President, Victorian Interpretive Projects 2013>
  • Member, Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum
  • Committee Member, Ballarat Reform League Inc.


Ballarat Heritage Award, 2015

Special Skills and Authors

Clare Gervasoni


Ballarat Heritage Award, 2013

Special Skills and Authors

Dr Dorothy Wickham


Eureka Medal, 2011

Clare Gervasoni


Eureka Medal, 2010

Dorothy Wickham


Victorian Community History Award 2009

Publication Commended

Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854

Dr Dorothy Wickham


Australasian Printers' Guild Award 2005

Silver Medal

The Eureka Encyclopaedia

Justin Corfield, Dorothy Wickham & Clare Gervasoni


Victorian Community History Award 2005

Overall Winner

The Eureka Encyclopaedia

Justin Corfield, Dorothy Wickham & Clare Gervasoni


Victorian Community History Award 2000

Category Winners

Best Community/Research/Register/Records

Eureka Research Directory (Community Research/Register/Records)

Clare Gervasoni, Dorothy Wickham & Wayne Phillipson


Prime Minister's Award for Australian History


The Eureka Encyclopaedia

Justin Corfield, Dorothy Wickham & Clare Gervasoni


Dr Anne Beggs Sunter, Dr Fred Cahir, Dr Ian Clark, Dr Justin Corfield, Valda D'Angri, Dr Leigh Edmonds, Dr Ann Gervasoni, Clare Gervasoni, Roy Huggins, Professor Alison Inglis, Marie Kau, Barbara Manly, Elaine Murphy, Dr Janice Newton, Dr David Nichols, Dr Val Noone, Wayne Phillipson, Professor Keir Reeves, Garry Snowden, Michael Taffe,  Dr Dorothy Wickham and Wendy Whitfield.

Dorothy Wickham


Ballarat Heritage Award 2013 Special Skills & Authors

Clare Gervasoni


Overall Winner, Victorian Community History Award,2005



Wayne Phillipson with Dorothy Wickham


Overall Winner, Victorian Community History Award,2005

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