Dorothy Wickham is a publisher and professional historian with a strong background in archives and education. Her educational research projects included Extending Mathematical Understanding (EMU) (interviews 2003>) and Clemente Australia: Building University Collaboration and Capacity for Promoting Educative Justice in Regional Victoria (interviews, reports, lecturing, 2009). She is currently involved in the ARC Linkage Project New Play Pedagogies for Teaching and Learning in the Early Years (2015-2017) and ARC Discovery Project Best Practice Framework for Playgroups in Schools (2017-2020).

She has written or co-authored over 20 titles including The Eureka Encyclopaedia (Winner Victorian Community History Awards 2005) and Women on the Diggings: Ballarat 1854 (Commended 2010). Dorothy is currently engaged with some exciting new initiatives Eurekapedia Wiki (Ballarat Heritage Services), Yarrowee Creek Masons’ Marks Project (Federation University), and is editing the collaborative publication Pay Dirt: Hidden Gold. New Discoveries Victorian Goldfields (BHS Publishing 2018).