Christoph Hein Australia 1872 How Bernhard Holtermann turned gold into a unique photographic treasure
Previously unpublished UNESCO World Heritage-listed photos.
Bernhard Otto Holtermann emigrated from Hamburg to Australia in 1858 as a destitute young man, where, in 1872, he unearthed the largest lump of gold in the world. Holtermann shared his newfound wealth with his adopted home. As he travelled through the settlements, he had the poverty-stricken life documented in spectacular images, and promoted Australia to the world. More than 150 of these impressive photos have now been published, most for the first time, and are thus immortalized for eternity.