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George Harmer, 1858
Below also see: George Hearman, 1879


Empire, Mon 25 Jan 1858 1  

(Before the Police Magistrate, and Edmund Lockyer, Esq.)

    LARCENY.—George Harmer, of Victoria-street, bill-sticker, was brought up on a charge of having stolen a quantity of fruit from Captain Martindale’s garden at Rushcutter’s Bay. The prisoner, (who had been apprehended in the act of theft, and found with the property in his possession,) was convicted of the crime imputed, and ordered to pay a fine of £5, or in default to be imprisoned for one calendar month.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 25 Jan 1858 2


BEFORE Mr Forbes and Major Lockyer.

    George Harmer, a youth, given into custody by James Conway, in the employ of Captain Martindale, for stealing fruit [pears] out of his master’s garden at Rushcutter’s Bay, was summarily convicted of the offence, and sentenced to a pay a penalty of £5, or to be imprisoned one month.



George Hearman, 1879


[No newspaper report of the Jun 1879 Port Macquarie Quarter Sessions could be found.]


George Harmer, Gaol photo sheet  3 

1858, George Harmer

Gaol Photo Sheet - Transcribed Details

No. 2068

Date when Portrait was taken: 30th June 1879                                   

Name: George Harmer

Native place: Sydney

Year of birth: 1838

Arrived       Ship: 
in Colony }   Year: 

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: C of England

Education, degree of: Nil

Height: 5' 9"

Weight     On committal: 118
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: 

Where and when tried: Port Macquarie Q.S. 
9th June 1879

Offence: Threatening to accuse one Collins of Sodomy to extort money

Sentence: 14 months H.L. 

Remarks: To Young Gaol. 5th December 1879


 (No. of Previous Portrait ... ) 


Where and When Offence. Sentence

Sydney P. Office  *




Stealing pears

1 months C

* According to the two newspaper reports the above trial date was on 23 Jan 1858 and not 23 July 1858 as is stated on the gaol photographic description sheet.


1   Empire, Mon 25 Jan 1858, p. 4.

2   The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 25 Jan 1858, p. 4.

3   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6043], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1879-1881, No. 2068, p. 29, R5100.