Harry Thomas Harmer1

M, #332, b. 18 October 1873, d. 17 October 1941
FatherJames Harmer1 b. 18 May 1834, d. 15 Sep 1875
MotherAnn Williams1 b. 29 Aug 1830, d. 20 Feb 1885
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Keith Graham Bassett
ChartsAncestors of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited14 Aug 2018
Birth*18 October 1873 Chetwynd, VIC, Australia;
When and where Born: 18 October 1873, Chetwynd
Name and whether present or not: Harry Thomas, not present
Sex: Male
Name and Surname, Rank, or Profession of the Father, Age, and Birth-place: James Harmer, Storekeeper, 39 years, Norfolk England
Name and Maiden Surname of Mother, Age, and Birth-place: Ann Harmer formerly Williams, 43 years, South Wales
Where and where married: 18 January 1860, Adelaide SA
Issue living and deceased: Walter James 12, Ann Fish 9, Margaret 7, Elizabeth Jane 32 
Death of Father15 September 1875 Crystal Brook, SA, Australia;Harmer - On the 15th September, at Crystal Brook, of consumption, Mr. James Harmer, butcher, aged 41 years;Principal=James Harmer3 
Death of Mother20 February 1885 Mount Gambier, SA, Australia;
When Died: 20th Feby 1885
Name and Surname: Ann Harmer
Sex: Female
Age: Years 54 years
Rank or Profession: Widow
Usual Residence: Mount Gambier
Cause of Death: Heart Disease, Dropsy & Diarrhoea
Place where Death occurred: Mount Gambier
Signature, Description, and Residence of Informant: Samuel Dew, Undertaker, Mount Gambier;Principal=Ann Williams4 
Marriage*26 May 1897 St Georges Rectory, Parkes, NSW, Australia;
Groom: Harry Thomas Harmer
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Chetwynd Victoria
Occupation: Selector
Age: 23
Usual Residence: Trundle
Father: James Harmer
Occupation: Grazier (deceased)
Mother: Ann Williams

Bride: Sarah Margaret Pike
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Burrowa NSW
Occupation: Living with her father
Age: 23
Usual Residence: Gobendong, near Trundle
Father: James Pike
Occupation: Grazier
Mother: Margaret McCabe

Date of Marriage: 26/5/1897
Place of Marriage: St Georges Rectory, Parkes NSW
Religion: Church of England
Witnesses: Eliza J Simpson, A G F Bollinger
Minister: F G Neild
;Bride=Sarah Margaret Pike5 
Land*4 June 1897 NSW, Australia;
Conditional Leases
No. of Con. Lease: 27553
Land Agent's No. of Application: 97-1
Registration No.: 97-2611 Ls. 97-2699 97-2700
Applicant: Harmer, Harry Thomas
Address: Trundle
Date of Application: 25 Feb. 1897
Date of Confirmation: 4 Jun 1897
Division of the Colony: C
County: Cunningham
Parish: Botfields and Trundle
Portion: 50 & 87
Catalogue No.: C. 1235, C 1342-1947
Area applied for: 480
Area granted: 479¾
Rate per Acre: 3
Annual Rent: £6
Amount paid: £4
Balance due: £2
Date when interest commenced on arrears:
Basal Conditional Purchase: 97-3, 25 Feb, 160 acres
Condtional Purchases and Conditional Leases, and total area of the series: 639¾ acres

Harry Thomas Harmer Land Botfields Parish
Birth of Daughter19 November 1897 Trundle, NSW, Australia;
Name: Margaret Gladys Harmer
Sex of Child: Female
Date of Birth: 19/11/1897
Place of Birth: Trundle, district of Parkes NSW

Father: Harry Thomas Harmer
Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: Chetwynd Victoria
Age: 23

Date of Marriage: 26/5/1897
Place of Marriage: Parkes NSW

Mother: Sarah Margaret Pike
Birthplace: Burrowa NSW
Age: 23

Previous Issue: None

Informant: H V Harmer, Father, Trundle
Present at birth: H Oswin Johnson, Mrs Comley;Principal=Margaret Gladys Harmer7 
Birth of Son18 April 1899 Parkes, NSW, Australia;Principal=James Walter Harmer8 
Birth of Son1900 Parkes, NSW, Australia;Principal=Arthur Harry Harmer9 
Birth of Daughter15 May 1902 Parkes, NSW, Australia;Principal=Ethel Ann Harmer10 
Birth of Son1903 Principal=Harold Lemard Harmer 
News-Arct*9 August 1907 "The Western Champion", Parkes, NSW, Australia;
Forbes P.P. Board
A meeting of the Forbes PasturesProtection Board was held at theCourt House, Forbes, on Tuesdaylast, Present—Messrs G Thornton(chairman), F A Edols, R E Rawlins,H W Hall, W Hunter, and JohnMartin.
Mr Hall apologised for the absenceof Mr Palmer.
H T Harmer, Trundle, wrote asking if the Board would be willing to recommend his wire-netting applicationif his arrears to the Crown were reduced to one-half.—The Board decided to do so. 
Birth of Son10 March 1908 Principal=Ivan Llewellyn Harmer 
Birth of Daughter19 December 1910 Principal=Dorothy May Harmer 
Birth of Daughter5 September 1914 Principal=Mary Kathleen Harmer 
Birth of Daughter23 January 1917 Trundle, NSW, Australia;Principal=Frances Maud Harmer12 
Note*23 September 1918 Trundle, NSW, Australia;
Sept 23rd 18
Provost Marshall
Dear Sir
This is to certify that I am willing to consent to my sun J. W. Harmer sailing abroad when ever the authorities think fit.
Yours truly
H H Harmer (Father)
S M Harmer (Mother);Principal=Sarah Margaret Pike, Witness=James Walter Harmer13 
Death of Son30 August 1919 Trundle, NSW, Australia;
(From Our Own Correspondent).
It is some time since Trundleites felt sadder than they did on Saturday morning, when it became known that Arthur Henry Harmer had passed over the great divide.
In the prime of life—18 years—the poor lad succumbed to the dreaded and frightful malady pneumonia. The case was considered practically hopeless on Thursday, when Dr. Boazman, of Parkes, and Dr. Bertram, of Trundle, had a consultation. However, Dr. Bertram, never gave up hope of the brave lad, and fought the disease to the last. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, and considering the very short notice, the cortege was very large. The body was first taken to the Church of England, then to the Church of England portion of the local cemetery, where the last sad rites were read by the Rev. A. Mills and Mr H. English, P.M., of the Manchester Unity of Oddfelows.
The scene at the graveside was particularly sad as the poor fellow was loved by all who knew him, and worshipped by his sorrowing parents.
Deceased was a brave and fearless athlete, good footballer, and champion rough rider. The writer has known some good riders, but never saw better than our poor denever saw better than our poor departed "Boug," as he was familiarly known. The rougher the horse the better he liked him. The Trundle Football Team turned up in strong numbers considering the short notice, as did the members of the local branch of the Oddfellow's Lodge.
The funeral arrangements were in the hands of the local undertakers, Geddes Bros.
To the sorrowing relatives we extend our heartfelt sympathy, but they can find solace in the fact that their boy led a good, clean, and upright life.;Principal=Arthur Harry Harmer14,15 
Death of Son10 October 1919 Trundle, NSW, Australia;Harold L Harmer, age 12;Principal=Harold Lemard Harmer14 
Electoral Roll*1930 Trundle, NSW, Australia;
Harmer, Harry Thomas, Trundle, selector
Harmer, Sarah Margaret, Trundle, home duties
Harmer, James Walter, Trundle, labourer;Principal=Sarah Margaret Pike16 
Electoral Roll*1936 Trundle, NSW, Australia;selector16 
Will*21 February 1941 Trundle, NSW, Australia;THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me HARRY THOMAS HARMER of Trundle in the State of New South Wales Retired Drover I APPOINT my Son JAMES WALTER HARMER to be the sole executor of this my will I GIVE AND BEQUEATH the whole of my property of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate to my daughter FRANCES MAUD MARMER SUBJECT to the right of my Wife to reside therein rent free during her lifetime in my house property LASTLY I REVOKE all former wills made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament.
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Trundle this Twentieth day of February one thousand nine hundred and fortyone.;Executor=James Walter Harmer, Beneficiary=Frances Maud Harmer17 
Death*17 October 1941 Ashford, Trundle, NSW, Australia;
Name: Harry Thomas Harmer
Date of Death: 17 Oct 1941
Place of Death: Ashford, Trundle
Occupation: Selector
Sex: Male
Age: 63 years
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Casterton VIC
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: James Harmer Occupation: Butcher
Mother: Ann Williams

Place of Marriage: Parkes NSW Age at Marriage: 23
Name of Spouse: Sarah Margaret Pike
Children of Marriage: Margaret G 43, James W 42, Ethel A 39, Ivan L 32, Dorothy M 30, Mary K 27, Francis M 24 living, 2 males deceased
Informant: A J F Pike, nephew, Gobondery Street, Trundle

Cause of Death: 1. myocardial failure 2. coronary occlusion, 3. coronary sclerosis
Length of Illness: 1. 2 1/2 2, 4 days
Medical Attendant: Ronald R Lockley
Date Last Seen: 16 Oct 1941

Date of Burial: 18 Oct 1941
Place of Burial: Church of England Cemetery Trundle
Minister & Religion: H Randall, Church of England
Undertaker: Allan Block
Witnesses: A J Pike18 
Burial*18 October 1941 Church of England Cemetery, Trundle, NSW, Australia;
Harry Thomas Harmer headstone
Photograph by unknown
Obituary24 October 1941 Trundle, NSW, Australia;Harry Thomas Harmer - one of the early pioneers of the Trundle district - died of heart failure on the 17th aged 67 years.
He was born in Chetwin, Vic., and attended Prince Alfred Collegge, SA. He selected "Glencoe", 2 miles from Trundle, where he resided for 14 years, then sold the property to Messrs Young Bros, then come to live at Trundle.
Of nine children, seven (& his wife) now survive - Mrs F Bassett (Oatley), Mrs T Merriel (Sydney), J Milne (Gilgandra), Miss Francis Harmer, & James & Ivan of Trundle.
His funeral was conducted on on Saturday, 18th, in the Church of England portion of the Trundle Cemetery by Rev. Randall.19 


Sarah Margaret Pike b. 14 Nov 1873, d. Jul 1958


  1. [S9] Birth Certificate.
  2. [S1417] VIC Birth Certificate.
  3. [S1396] Harmer Family Association - Cora Nunn.
  4. [S14] Death Certificate.
  5. [S1339] NSW Marriage full transcription, 3930/1897.
  6. [S1562] NSW Government Gazette, Wednesday, 18 August, 1897.
  7. [S1483] NSW Birth Registration Transcription, 34322/1897 Margaret G Harmer.
  8. [S68] NSW Birth 14865/1899 - James W Harmer.
  9. [S86] NSW Birth 6344/1901 - Arthur H Harmer.
  10. [S76] NSW Birth 25061/1902 - Ethel A Harmer.
  11. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Western Champion, Friday, August 9, 1907.
  12. [S1773] St Augustine's Trundle Parish Registers.
  13. [S1286] National Archives of Australia.
  14. [S1245] Trundle Cemetery headstones.
  15. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Western Champion, Friday, September 5, 1919.
  16. [S1418] Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1980.
  17. [S201] Will.
  18. [S1596] NSW Death Certificate.
  19. [S1325] Trundle Star.
  20. [S1394] Birth Certificate - full transcript.