The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Harvest, Major-General Edward Douglas
Harvest, Major-General Edward Douglas, sometime Commandant of Western Australia, was born on Nov. 20th, 1824. He received his first commission in the army on April 17th, 1842, and became lieut.-colonel 97th Foot, retiring from the army with the honorary rank of major-general on August 24th, 1881. He was appointed resident at Cerigo in 1870, and commandant of the local forces in Western Australia in Jan. 1872. In the latter capacity he was Acting Governor during the interval between the departure of Sir W. C. F. Robinson and the arrival of Sir Harry St. George Ord—viz., from August to Nov. 1877.