Biographical entry Holtermann, Bernhardt Otto (1838 - 1885)
- 29 April 1838
- 29 April 1885
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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.
- Burke, Keast, 'Holtermann, Bernhardt Otto (1838-1885)', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 4, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972, pp. 415-416. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040467b.htm. Details
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