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Mr Bernard Otto HOLTERMANN (1838 - 1885)

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Date of Birth: 29/04/1838
Place of Birth: Hamburg, Germany
Date of Death: 29/04/1885
Place of Death: St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 05 Dec 1882 29 Apr 1885 2 years 4 months 25 days
Member for St Leonards 05 Dec 1882 29 Apr 1885 2 years 4 months 25 days
Windsor Gaslight Company’s Bill Committee No.12 25 Oct 1883 16 Nov 1883 23 days
Singleton Gas Bill Committee No.34 08 Feb 1884 21 Feb 1884 14 days
Manly Gaslight and Coke Company’s Bill Committee No.33 07 Feb 1884 11 Mar 1884 1 month 5 days
Patrick Hannan’s Mining Claim at Temora Committee No.27 20 Dec 1883 02 Jul 1884 6 months 13 days
Whaling Road, North Shore Committee No.46 06 May 1884 01 Nov 1884 5 months 27 days Chairman
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Left Germany to avoid military service. Arrived in New South Wales on 12 August 1858. Went to goldfields from 1859 -1860. Supported himself with other jobs. By 1868 was a licensee of the All Nations Hotel. Floated Star of Hope Gold Mining Company in 1872 which founded the largest known specimen of reef gold. Retired and built a mansion at St Leonards in Sydney. Invested in Sydney real estate. Advocate of North Shore Bridge.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Hill End Borough Council.
Personal
Son of John Henry and Anna Nachtigall. Married Harriett Emmett on 22 February 1868 at Bathurst and had issue 2 daughters and 3 sons.
Additional Information
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: 1. Bernhard Otto Holtermann - papers, 1864 - 1876 (MLMSS 968) photographs in the PICMAN Database. 2. Holtermann family - papers, 1870 - 1910 (MLMSS 6519) photographs in the PICMAN Database. Biography and portrait in ‘Australian Men of Mark’, Volume 1. Sydney, [?1889] , page 396