The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Mr. Harry Joseph Halcome
Mr. Harry Joseph Halcome, who has been Manager of the Bank of Australasin, at New Plymouth, since August, 1905, was born in Nelson, and is a son of the late Rev. C. H. Halcombe. He was educated at the Dunedin High School, entered the service of the bank at Feilding, and has held various positions in the branches at Hawera. Manaia, Marton, and Wellington. In 1887, Mr. Halcombe was transferred to New South Wales, was accountant in the Newton branch, Sydney, for three years, and was then promoted to be manager at Roma, Queensland, where he remained five years. He returned to New Zealand in 1895, and was shortly afterwards appointed manager at Manaia, whence he was promoted to his present position at New Plymouth.