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Biographical entry Holtermann, Bernhardt Otto (1838 - 1885)

Born
29 April 1838
Hamburg, Germany
Died
29 April 1885
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Prospector

Summary

Bernhardt Otto Holtermann was a successful gold miner, who had an interest in medicine. He is known to have produced papers re patents for medicines 1875-84 and formulae for medicines 1885. his "Life Preserving Drops", compounded from the formula of a German doctor, were very popular. Holtermann arrived in Australia 1858 and did a variety of jobs while prospecting around Hill End and Hawkins Hill, where a 630 lb nugget was discovered. Later he sponsored a series of photographs of the settled areas of New South Wales and Victoria to be sent abroad to encourage migrants.

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