web site dedicated to Keast Burke
Keast Burke (1896-1974)
photographic historian, Keast Burke was
editor of Kodak's Australasian Photo-Review later becoming
the first Australian editor of Australian
was photographic consultant to the National Library
of Australia from 1964 until his death and contributed
greatly to the preservation of Australian photographic
re-discovered the 19th century photography collection
of Beaufoy Merlin,
Holtermann and Charles Bayliss.
became known as the Holtermann Collection although
does not accurately describe its provenance.
1953, based on extensive research on the collection,
Keast published three articles in the Australasian
Photo-Review under the tile of Gold
the title of the book he was to publish years later.
have established separate photo-web pages devoted the life
and works of each of these interesting charachters: