The BHS Publishing arm has produced many titles, including the Goldfields Heritage Series, and others on Eureka, Women, Swiss, Italian and Aboriginals.

























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.



1. Shot in the Dark: a pre-Eureka incident - Dorothy Wickham

2. Court in the Act: Ballarat East Petty Sessions 1858-1859 - Dorothy Wickham

3. Outbreak at Ballarat: from the pages of the Mount Alexander Mail - Clare Gervasoni

4. Castlemaine Petitions - Clare Gervasoni

5. A Researcher's Guide to the Central Goldfields of Victoria - Dorothy Wickham

6. Among the Diggers - Dorothy Wickham

7. From Back Creek to Talbot - Marie Kau

8. The Governor’s Visit to Back Creek/Talbot - Marie Kau

9. An Historical Sketch of Deep Creek & Talbot 24 January 1862 - Marie Kau

10. Visit of Mr John King, the Explorer, to Talbot - Marie Kau


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





Associate Prof Fred Cahir, Prof Alison Inglis, Dr Anne Beggs Sunter (editors)

Scots Under the Southern Cross

Contributors: Jon Addison, Fred Cahir, Ian D. Clark, Nicola Cousen, Jason Gibson, Lizanne Henderson, Bronwyn Eleanor Hughes, Alison Inglis, Katherine Kovacic, Chris McConville, Alex Millmow, Sandi Mitchell, Malcolm David Prentis, Anne Beggs Sunter, Benjamin Wilkie, Douglas Wilkie


Associate Professor Ian Clark

Place Names and Land Tenure: Windows into Aboriginal Landscapes: Goulburn River Aboriginal Protectorate; That’s My Country Belonging to Me















Dr Justin Corfield, Dr Dorothy Wickham, Clare Gervasoni

The Eureka Encyclopaedia


Val D’Angri, Clare Gervasoni, Dr Dorothy Wickham

The Eureka Flag


Dr Anne Doggett

See How They Ring: Handbell Ringers in Australasia


Dr Leigh Edmonds

Australia Takes Wing (eBook)


Dr Ann Gervasoni

Extending Mathematical Understanding

EMU Trainer’s Manual

EMU Place Value


Clare Gervasoni

Research Directory and Bibliography of Swiss and Italian Pioneers in Australasia; Celebrating Clunes; History of Hepburn; Castlemaine Petitions; Outbreak at Eureka; The Eureka Flag















Roy Huggins & Dorothy Wickham

Ballarat Rate Assessments 1856-1864; Doggie Doings: Ballan Dog Registers; Creswick Hospital In-Patients Registers 1863-1883 (microfiche)


Marie Kau

From Back Creek to Talbot; The Governor’s Visit to Back Creek/Talbot; An Historical Sketch of Deep Creek and Talbot 24 January 1862; Visit of Mr John King, the Explorer, to Talbot
















Barbara Manly

Old One Hundred: Bacchus Marsh Presbyterian Church


Elaine Murphy

Carisbrook History Timeline
















Associate Adjunct Dr Janice Newton

Mullawallah: The Last King Billy of Ballarat


Dr Val Noone

Hidden Ireland in Victoria


Professor Keir Reeves & Dr David Nicholls (editors)

Deeper Leads: New Approaches to Victorian Goldfields History

Contribitors: Alan Mayne, Lyndon Fraser, David Nichols, Dolly Mackinnon, Keir Reeves, Andrew Brown-May, Cate Elkner, Dorothy Wickham, Clare Gervasoni, Kevin Wong Hoy, Andrew Reeves, Jonathan Sweet, Jennifer Laing, Fiona Wheeler, Warwick Frost and Berry Weiler.


Michael Taffe

Exploring Ballarat’s Garden Heritage; Love One Another; Growing a Garden City















Research Associate (Federation University) Dr Dorothy Wickham

Victorian School Children 1863 (microfiche); Creswick Hospital In-Patients’ Register 1863-1883; Ballarat Rates 1856-1864; Deaths at Eureka; St Alipius; In the Days When the World was Wide; Shot in the Dark; A Researcher’s Guide to the Central Goldfields; Silent City: History of Ballarat’s Cemeteries; The Eureka Flag; Family History Research in the Central Goldfields of Victoria; Women of the Diggings 1854; Freemasons on the Goldfields; Ballarat Views; Eureka; Eureka’s Women; Reflections: BEHS; In the Days When the World Was Wide (eBook)













Garry Snowden

They Answered Their Country’s Call
















Janice Newton

Val Noone

Keir Reeves &

David Nicholls

Clare Gervasoni, Dorothy Wickham & David Nicholls

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