Harry Meredith Steer was born in Launceston on 11 Mar 1873, the fourth child of James Steer (1841-1911) and his wife Elizabeth Fanny Gould (1845-1907). Harry married Mabel Ethel Bird in Launceston on 15 Sep 1893. They had a daughter Doris Thelma and two sons, Mervyn Keith who died in Jan 1950, and John. Harry died in Launceston on 13 Aug 1958. See The Examiner 22 Apr 2006, p. 30.