Harry Thomas Harmer1

M, #332, b. 18 October 1873, d. 17 October 1941
Harry Thomas Harmer 1873-1941
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 Edited6 Apr 2022
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
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. 
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 Harmer8 
News-Arct11 September 1919 "The Western Champion", Parkes, NSW, Australia;
Mr. Harry. Harmer, who lost his son through pneumonic influenza last week has himself been in a serious condition from the complaint, but we are pleased to state that his condition is improving and he is now out of danger.9 
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 Pike10 
Electoral Roll*1936 Trundle, NSW, Australia;selector10 
Photo* Trundle, NSW, Australia;
;Principal=Sarah Margaret Pike11
Harry & Sarah Harmer
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 Harmer12 
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 Pike13 
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.14 


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, Ann Harmer 1885.
  5. [S1339] NSW Marriage full transcription, 3930/1897.
  6. [S1562] NSW Government Gazette, Wednesday, 18 August, 1897.
  7. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Western Champion, Friday, August 9, 1907.
  8. [S1286] National Archives of Australia.
  9. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Western Champion, Thursday, September 11, 1919.
  10. [S1418] Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1980.
  11. [S1879] John Eastburn photos.
  12. [S201] Will.
  13. [S1596] NSW Death Certificate.
  14. [S1325] Trundle Star.
  15. [S1394] Birth Certificate - full transcript.
  16. [S68] NSW Birth 14865/1899 - James W Harmer.
  17. [S86] NSW Birth 6344/1901 - Arthur H Harmer.
  18. [S76] NSW Birth 25061/1902 - Ethel A Harmer.