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Herbert Vaughan Miller - Victoria & Northern Territory

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The Argus, 25 Dec 1897
... University of Melbourne, Matriculation Examination, names of Successful Candidates: MILLER, Herbert Vaughan


Northern Territory Times and Gazette 15 June 1916
... IN THE SUPREME COURT, William Henry Miller, deceased. Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of eight days application will be made in the Registry of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in its testamentary causes jurisdiction for the sealing of the Probate of the Will of William Henry Miller, late of "Larnook", Carlisle Street, East St Kilda in the State of Victoria, Esquire, deceased granted by the Supreme Court of Victoria in its Probate Jurisdiction at Melbourne in the said State on the 9th day of February, 1916. - D. A. ROBERTS, Solicitor for Norman Albert Miller and Herbert Vaughan Miller the executors of the will of the above named deceased


The Argus (Melbourne) 15 September 1921
... TRANSFER OF LAND ACT 1915. - Application No. 43,651.
- NORMAN ALBERT MILLER, of 352 Collins street, Melbourne, solicitor, and HERBERT VAUGHAN MILLER, of Epping, grazier, both in the county of Bourke, have applied to bring the land described at the foot hereof under the above act, and the Commissioner of Titles has directed notice of the application to be advertised in "The Argus" newspaper, and has appointed fourteen days from such advertisement, after which time the land may be brought under the operation of the act, unless a caveat shall be lodged forbidding the same.
Dated the 12th day of July, 1921. LAND REFERRED TO: Part Crown section 8, parish of Morang, county of Bourke, commencing at the intersection of the said boundary of a road with the Darebin Creek, thence partly by a fence along the said road easterly 2690 links, thence by a fence across the termination of the said road northerly 50 links, thence by a fence along Crown section 9 easterly 1,930 links and 6,000 links, thence by a fence along Crown section 7 southerly 1,947 links, thence westerly 11,278½ links, thence by the Darebin Creek northerly to the commencing point. - ALFRED ALLEN, Assistant Registrar of Titles. Fink, Best, and Miller, Ludstone Chambers, 352 Collins street, Melbourne, solicitors for the applicants.


The Advertiser (Adelaide) 4 May 1922
... This morning the Supreme Court was moved, on behalf of Mrs Byers, widow of David Byers, who was lost in tragic circumstances while traveling to Bradshaw's run, of wich he was manager. Affidavits were produced from the widow, also from William Robert Donohoe, Herbert Vaughan Miller, and William James Ford, and the court was asked to decree the probate of the will of the testator to the widow as executrix, and grant her permission to swear to the death on July 31 last.
Ford gave evidence of being at Brock's Creek when Byers arrived by train from Darwin and arranged to take Byers out to Bradshaw's run. They took five horses. Byers refused to be bothered with blackboys, though Ford counselled taking one blackboy and leaving one of the pack saddles behind. Byers asserted that he knew every inch of the ground. Every day about midday, Byers would stop and complain about his heart. Byers had been to Darwin to get medical attention for malarial fever. On the seventh day Ford remarked to Byers that he thought they were bushed. Ford was unacquainted with the country traversed. On the eighth day Ford entered a patch of scrub, with Byers a ocuple of hundred yars behind, and came across a billabong, where he and the horse drank. Ford thought it was time Byers put in an appearance. He heard Byers' horse neigh, and went up the bank to look for Byers. He failed to find him, though he searched for the remainder of that day and for a while on the following day. On the tenth day he picked up Herbert Vaughan Miller and Ernest Miller, 12 or 14 miles from Bradshaw's run homestead. Ford did not know where he was, and the Miller Brothers would not allow him to return with the search party because he was knocked out and sick, but he subsequently accompanied the police search party. Two months afterwards he saw the horse Byers had been riding. The horse had a surcingle and two flaps of the middle on, and everything else was off. Other evidence showed that altogether 28 person were out searching for Byers, including Mounted-constable Thomas Turner, a stockman named Linderoth, and employee at Marranya named Raymond, the Miller brothers and a number of aborigines.
Mr Justice Roberts granted a decree in the terms asked for


Northern Standard (Darwin) 5 May 1922
DAVID BYERS MYSTERY
... On Tuesday morning, May 2nd, the Supreme Court at Darwin was moved on behalf of Mrs. Byers, widow of David James Byers, who was lost in tragic circumstances whilst travelling to Bradshaw's Run, of which he was manager. Afidavits were produced from the widow, also from William Robert Donohoe, and Herbert Vaughan Miller and William James Ford, and the Court asked to decree probate of the will of deceased to the widow as true executrix and to grant her permission to swear death as on 21st July last. Mr Mallam for executrix.
Herbert Vaughan Miller deposed: I am part owner as a trustee of a Station property in the Northern Territory known as "Bradshaw's Run," and am in the habit of visiting such property each year during the dry season.
Last year in company with my brother, Ernest Miller (who has not accompanied me this year) I travelled overland from Brock's Creek to the said property, and met the deceased, who was the manager of the property, on Wednesday, 29th June, 1921, at the Sardine mustering yard. Byers was then very sick with fever. On thc 30th of the same month we started with Byers on thè usual day's journey towards the station homestead. Byers was too sick to travel, and we camped halfway at a place called " Sid Hart's camp."
On 1st July we arrived at the homestead. Byers was very sick then, and remained very sick from then until he left on 7th July by lugger to come to Darwin. He, then, complained of severe pains in his heart, and had the usual symptoms of bad malarial fever - such as violent headache and vomiting.
On August 1st of the same year we met William James Ford at Dirty Billabong. He was knocked up. He stated he was coming to the homestead for help and Byers had been lost on 30th July at a place 30 or 35 miles from the homestead. We went back with Ford two miles, and left the mustering plant and took all the food we had with us. Ford was left to rest.
We went to Frazer's camp that night, about 25 miles from the homestead. As we could not find out from Ford exactly where Byers had been lost, as Ford had been lost himself at the time he missed Byers, we went to The Twins, about 50 miles from the station homestead, where the road crosses the hills, it took us two days to get there. We sent natives out from each side where we were, on the chance of Byers having gone that way. We camped that night at the Sardine. Meantime we sent natives to track back on Ford's tracks, as Ford had camped the night after he had lost Byers. On Wednesday, 3rd August, we rode back from The Twins to Unyanganny. We followed the tracks of five horses all the way - about 30 miles. The tracks did not go direct but had wandered. Some natives again ran the other tracks back and they found the last two camps of Ford.
On August 4th we shifted camp to J41. On that day we continued tracking, and also sent native Corrigan for the police. We continued tracking and found tracks diverging - four horses went one way, and one horse went another way into the scrub. The horse that went by itself was Byers's horse, and the others were Ford's and the pack horses. All Byers had was a waterbag tied onto his saddle. He had no food, and very few matches. On the end of the plain where this happened there was dense high grass and scrub and creek channels
On August 5th we shifted camp to Charlie's Billabong. Here the natives found where Ford had camped after losing Byers. This was six miles from where the tracks had separated. We searched in all directions. Ford's tracks plainly showed where he had ridden backwards and forwards in all directions.
On August 6th we had to get further stores, but the natives continued searching. On this day the natives found the tracks of a riderless horse going towards The Twins. If the horse had broken away with the waterbag, Byers would have had no water. The natives found a piece of the saddle and marks on a tree where the horse, had been trying to rub the saddle off.
On August 7th we camped at Moriany's yards, and, on our way there, met Constable Turner and Stockman Lindroth, and sent natives with the police to search further.
On August 8th we returned to the homestead, but left an employee named Raymond at Marranya to get beer or any other thing the police might require.
On August 17 the police arrived at the homestead after having searched unsuccessfully for Byers.
After the police discontinued searching Raymond continued for two days to search for Byers, but did not
find him.
Altogether 28 persons were engaged in searching for Byers.
Since that time I have been unable to hear of Byers being found, and I believe, from all the circumstances known to me and narrated by others that Byers certainly perished a few days after being lost.
'William James Ford deposed: In the month of July, and in about the last ten days of that month last year, I was at Brock's Creek and met David James Byers on his arrival by train from Darwin. I was down at the train on its arrival. He arranged with me that I should horse him out to the station known as "Bradshaw's Run," of which he was manager. 1 expected to get some yard building work there and was willing to go out with Byers and provide the horses. After two or three days we left Brock's Creek for the station. Byers told me he had been to Darwin to get attended to by the doctor for malarial fever but he had not been to thc doctor.
We had five horses with us, two for riding and the rest for packs, but no blackboys. Byers told me - he knew every inch of the road, and would not be bothered with blackboys, although I wanted him to have a blackboy and leave one of the pack saddles behind. He said he preferred not. Every day about midday he used to want to rest, and complained of his heart. He got worse each day. The first night out we camped at Mick Fleming's, the second at Jim Fleming's, the third at Daly River, the fourth at Stan Brown's; the fifth at a creek I do not know the name of, the sixth at another creek I do not know the name of, the seventh at a dry creek, the water being in a billabong some short way from the creek where we camped. I remarked to Byers that night that I thought he was lost. (I had never been that way before). He said "Me" - he knew.
On the eight day, up to ten or eleven, Byers travelled all right, but then wanted to rest. I drove thc horses on ahead, and he at first rode alongside of me, but afterwards lagged behind. I entered the scrub, and after travelling 150 yards or so in the scrub, I dropped across a billabong. The horse stopped to drink, and I got off, had one myself, and lit my pipe. I thought then it was time for Byers to put in an appearance. I heard his horse neigh, I went up the bank to have a look where he was. I have not seen him since. I could not see him and I started to search and cooee, and riding round and round in rings, but could not find him. I put in a couple of hours at least, and then I picked up the horses and rode round the rest of that day, and all the following day, and as I found nothing, I thought it best to get to the station and get assistance.
Thc eighth and ninth days out I was camped by myself and the tenth day I picked up the Millers and the blacks they had with them, about 12 or 14 miles from the homestead. I did not know where I was. We all went back to Marranya, and got stores, and they went searching. The Millers would not let me go with the party on account of my being knocked up and sick. I went out later with the police search party, but we could not find Byers, or any trace of him.
I saw the horse Byers had been riding about two months after the loss of Byers, when it was brought in by Stockman Lindroth, when Lindroth had been out mustering on the station. The horse had the surcingle and two flaps of the saddle on. Everything else was off.
From what I know of my own knowledge and from what I have heard, I believe Byers perished soon after I last saw him.
Mr. Justice Roberts granted the decree in terms asked for


Sunday Times (Perth, W.A.) 13 June 1926
... Exemplification of probate Re-sealed: Septimus Hiller, late of Caulfied, Victoria to Hubert Miller, Norman Albert Miller, Herbert Vaughan Miller, Lionel Findon Miller and Robert Melbourne Cuthbertson, all of Melbourne, Victoria


The Argus (Melbourne) 23 November 1950
... MOULDED PRODUCTS (AUSTRALASIA) LIMITED - We, Norman Albert Miller and Herbert Vaughan Miller of 100 Queen street, Melbourne as executors of the will Of MARY EDWARDS give notice that we intend to APPLY to the above company for ISSUE of SHARE CERTIFICATE No 1118 for six hundred 5 shares in lieu of Share Certificates No A55 for fifty £1 shares numbered 55901 to 55950 inclusive and Share Certificate No 1175 for one hundred £1 shares numbered 87206 to 87305 inclusive without the surrender of the latter certiflcate which has been mislaid lost or destroyed.


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