The Victoria Mutual Building and Investment Society

?, #12484
Land-Note*1 Dec 1881 GEM-D-42: Mortgagee: The Victoria Mutual Building and Investment Society. Discharged 1 Dec 1885. Mortgagor was William Henry Goff.1 
Land-Note1 Dec 1885 GEM-D-42: Mortgagee: The Victoria Mutual Building and Investment Society. Discharged 19 Nov 1897. Mortgagor was William Henry Goff.1 
Land-Note5 Nov 1891 GEM-D-42: Mortgagee: The Victoria Mutual Building and Investment Society. Discharged 19 Nov 1897. Mortgagor was William Henry Goff.1 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-983 - William Henry Goff to The Victoria Mutual Building and Investment Society.
Last Edited31 Jan 2016

Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney

M, #12485, b. 1851, d. 29 Jun 1924
Probate (Will)* Robert J P Gibney. Gent. Melbourne. 29 Jun 1924. 198/020.
Mortgage to Goff not listed.1 
Birth*1851 Dublin, Ireland.2 
Marriage*1 Dec 1881 Spouse: Alice Mary Aloysius Murphy. St Mary's Church, Windsor, VIC, Australia, #M5068.3
 
Marriage-Notice*20 Dec 1881GIBNEY—MURPHY.—On the 1st inst., at St. Mary's Church, Windsor, by the Rev. Dr. Corbett, Robert J. Gibney, eldest son of Patrick Gibney, Silveracre, Rathfarnham, Dublin, to Alice, third daughter of the late Edward Murphy, Grange-lodge, Mount- mellick, Ireland.4 
(Mortgagee) Land-Note19 Nov 1897 GEM-D-42: Mortgagee: Agar Wynne Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney. (not discharged). Mortgagor was William Henry Goff.5 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeacb 26 Apr 1907 GEM-D-42. Transfer from William Henry Goff to Agar Wynne Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney. 17a 3r 1p.6 
Widower17 Dec 1907He became a widower upon the death of his wife Alice Mary Aloysius Murphy.3 
(Mortgagee) Land-Note4 Jul 1912 GEM-D-42: Mortgagee: Agar Wynne Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney. Discharged 19 Mar 1940. Mortgagor was Helen Rosa Goff, William Henry Goff, George Edward Clayton.7 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac4 Jul 1912 GEM-D-42. Transfer from Agar Wynne Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney to William Henry Goff Helen Rosa Goff. 17a 3r 1p.8 
Death*29 Jun 1924 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D10607 (Age 73) [par Patrick GIBNEY & Eliza COLE].3 
Death-Notice*2 Jul 1924GIBNEY.— On the 29th June, at private hospital, Malvern, Robert Joseph Gibney, dearly beloved father of Lily (Mrs M'Kenna), of 13 Oxford-street, Malvern, aged 73 years. Privately interred Kew Cemetery, 1st July. Rest in peace.9 

Grave

  • R/C B 1853, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia10

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1476; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 701.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Dec 1881, p1.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-983 - William Henry Goff to Agar Wynne and Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-983 - Agar Wynne and Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney took possession at some stage.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3613-543 - Agar Wynne and Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney to Helen Rosa Goff widow, William Henry Goff Jeweller both of Beaconsfield and George Edward Clayton of No 349 Collins Street Melbourne Accountant - as tenants in common in equal shares -
    motgage over this CA continued until 19 Mar 1940.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-983 - Agar Wynne and Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney to Helen Rosa Goff widow, William Henry Goff Jeweller both of Beaconsfield and George Edward Clayton of No 349 Collins Street Melbourne Accountant - as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 3613-543.
  9. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 2 Jul 1924, p1.
  10. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    18-Dec-1907 Burial GIBNEY, ALICE MARY 56
    01-Jul-1924 Burial GIBNEY, ROBERT JOSEPH 73
    14-Sep-1960 Burial MCKENNA, ELIZABETH MARY 77.
Last Edited31 Jan 2016

George Buller

M, #12487, b. Dec 1851, d. 25 Feb 1937
George BULLER
(1851-1937)
Probate (Will)* George Buller. Ex Theatrical Manager. Richmond. 25 Feb 1937. 286/392.1 
Birth*Dec 1851 London, Middlesex, England, Dec Q.2 
Marriage*5 Jul 1876 Spouse: Annie Gaylard. All Saints', St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M2691 - as Annie Edinger.3
 
Marriage-Notice*6 Jul 1876Marriages. BULLER-EDINGER.-On the 5th ult, at All Saints Church, East St Kilda, by the Rev. J H. Gregory, George Buller to Annie, widow of the late W. Edinger of this city.4 
Land-UBeac*10 Oct 1879George Buller selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-38. 19a 3r 36p - Forfeited by J. DAMYON, selected by George BULLER. Crown grant to W. H. GOFF on 29 Aug 1885.5,6 
Land-Note*12 May 1885 GEM-D-38: All Saints Grammar School, East St Kilda. 12 May 1885. Correspondence No 1094/49. To the Secretary of Lands, Victoria.
Sir, In reply to yours of the 7th inst. re improvements on Mr Buller's 20 acre selection in Beaconsfield, he has requested me to inform you that he duly arranged with Mr Clayton to have the dividing fence between the two blocks put up; and the contract was let to a Mr John Glismann who has a selection in the neighbourhood. Further Mr Clayton has written him to say that in consequence of Glismann having other contracts on hand for J W Rogers KC and W W Rogers &c., he has not been able to complete the fencing between Mr Buller's and Mr Clayton's blocks.
He expects however that it will be completed in a week or two when he will advise the land department of said completion. Mr Buller wishes me to say that aldready there was a log fence between the two blocks but that it was burnt down in consequence of a bushfire having caught it.
I have the honor Sir to remain your obedient servant William H Goff (for G Buller.)7 
Land-Note29 May 1885 GEM-D-38: All Saints Grammar School, East St Kilda. 29th May 1885. Corr No 1094/49. To the Secretary of Lands, Melbourne.
Sir, Referring to my letter of last week re improvements on my land in Beaconsfield. I now beg to inform you that the necessary improvements have been carried out and were completed on the 22nd inst.
I will therefore feel obliged if you will kindly grant permission to have said land purchased by me at the earliest convenience.
I have the honor to be Sir, George Buller per WHG.7 
Land-UBeac*28 Aug 1885 GEM-D-38. Transfer from George Buller to William Henry Goff. 19a 3r 36p - Forfeited by J. DAMYON, selected by George BULLER. Crown grant to W. H. GOFF on 29 Aug 1885.8,9 
Land-Note28 Aug 1885 GEM-D-38: Melbourne, 28th August 1885
In consideration of the sum of forty eight stg (£48) received by me from Mr William Henry Goff, I hereby assign and transfer to the said William Henry Goff all my right title and interest in and to all that piece of land allotment 38 Section D Parish of Gembrook extent of said land being nineteen acres three roods and thirtysix perches (19a.3r.36p) and I request that the crown grant of said land may be issued to and in the name of William Henry Goff.
George Buller.7 
Land-Note29 Aug 1885 GEM-D-38: 82 Williams Road, Windsor, 29th August 1885 To the Secretary of Lands, Melbourne.
Sir, Having purchased from Mr Buller a block of land selected by him under the 49th Section of Land Act 1869, said land being situated in the Parish of Gembrook and known as allotment 38 Section D, extent of same 19a.3r.36p. I request that Crown Grant of same be issued to me and in my name on payment of the regular fees laid down by you.
William Henry Goff.7 
Marriage*6 Jan 1897 Spouse: Ada Jane Blackson. Registry Office, Hobart, TAS, Australia, #M467.10
Widower3 Feb 1935George Buller became a widower upon the death of his wife Ada Jane Blackson.3 
Death*25 Feb 1937 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D1542 (Age 86) [par George BULLER & Sophia WILKINSON].3 
Death-Notice*26 Feb 1937BULLER -On the 26th February George Buller of 11 Miller street Richmond relict of the late Ada Jane and beloved father of Ida (Mrs H Williams) of 371 Auburn road, Auburn and Gladys (Mrs C Honroth) of Adelaide aged 86 years (Private Interment No flowers.)11 
Death-Notice1 Mar 1937OBITUARY. Mr. George Buller, one of the earliest settlers in the Richmond district, died in a private hospital last week aged 86 years. Mr Buller, who opened a grocer shop in Richmond when the Yarra Yarra blacks still lived there, was associated with many theatrical enterprises later in his career. At one time he was a master at All Saints Grammar School, St Kilda, one of his pupils being the late Mr Alfred Deakin, Prime Minister.12 

Grave

  • Church of England Section CC 883, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memory of my dear wife
    Ada Jane BULLER
    and her husband George BULLER
    Father, Mother, Sisters, Brother.13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Aug 1896, DIVORCE COURT. MONDAY, AUG. 24. (Before Mr. Justice Williams.)
    BULLER V. BULLER. This was an application by Annie Buller for a divorce from her husband George Buller, theatrical manager, on the ground of desertion. Mr. Eagleson, instructed by Messrs. Gaunson and Wallace, appeared for the petitioner. There was no appearance for respondent.
    The parties were married at All Saints, St Kilda on the 5th July, 1876, and according to the evidence of the petitioner the respondent treated her very badly throughout the time they lived together. On different occasions he deserted her, but came back to her, and on his promises of better behaviour she forgave him. In July, 1892, when they were seperated, she asked him to return and live with her, but he refused. He, however, agreed to allow her 20/ per week, but did not keep his promise long, and eventually ceased to give her anything. When she married him she had £400 and a quantity of jewellery, and he spent the £400, pawned the jewellery, and deserted her for the first time, about six months after marriage. He was in the habit of drinking to excess, and frequently kicked and struck her. On one occasion she was seriously injured internally through being kicked by him and she was still suffering from the effects of his ill treatment. At the present time he was managing for Mr Dampier.
    Decree nisi granted.14
  • 8 Oct 1897, Mr. George Buller, who is at present doing such excellent work as Constable O'Hara in "Robbery Under Arms," and also managing for Mr. Alfred Dampier in Sydney, is a gem which any management would be only too eager to possess.
    Mr. Buller, in addition to being such a capable actor and manager—in both of which "characters" he is universally popular—is also a very clever musician, and plays both the piano and violin.
    Mr. Buller has had a varied experience, though in his case it has been, more varied than falls to the lot of his average brother professional.
    Prior to going on the boards he contented himself with selling pounds of sugar and such like necessaries in his father's grocer's shop in Richmond.
    Leaving his dad he took control of a post office in the back blocks of New South Wales, but tiring of the consequent seclusion wandered back to Melbourne, where he became commercial master of the All Saints' Grammar School, which position he filled with dignity and the greatest success for eleven years.
    Soon after he temporarily lost his sight and became totally blind. His medical adviser told him he would have to do something else. What that something was Buller did not know.
    One night he went to see Fred Maccabe. Maccabe was doing big business. Buller was seized with an idea. "If Maccabe can do it and make money; by thunder I can do it, too."
    Back to the school he went, and told the head master he found something to do. That something considerably amused the master, the amiable Mr Goff. But Buller was determined. He cut off his beard, which by the way, would have done credit to any lady had it been "a-hanging down her back," and he bought some clothes and other "props."
    Then he bought a horse and trap, and started out as a monologue entertainer, and for four years he made heaps of money, which he carefully lost during the land boom.
    Next he managed Pain's fireworks for three years and in that capacity put a deal of money in the pockets of the pyrotechnist.
    Returning to Melbourne, he managed the gala for the Women's Hospital, and in three weeks cleared the by no means trifling sum of £5700, out of which the present wing was built.
    When Maccabe returned to Australia—that was in '89—there was a difficulty regarding his management, and Mr. Buller took control and piloted him for three years.
    Leaving Mr. Maccabe, he was offered an engagement by Mr. George Musgrove—it was not the present firm then—to pilot Madame Bernard Beere through the Victorian provinces for three weeks to fill up.
    Next he was secured by Mr. Alfred Dampier, with whom he has been since, somewhere about four years. [Mr. Dampier had just concluded his season at the Melbourne Alexandra, after which he went to Tasmania, and a Maoriland tour followed. While in Maoriland some of the company wanted to come back to Sydney. Among them was the gentleman who played the part of O'Hara. Mr. Buller had never before been on the legitimate, but he was prevailed upon by Mr. Dampier to undertake the part, and he did so with such success that his name has always been associated with it. In consequence of his playing he relinquished "advance" work and undertook the management, and since then, as already stated, he has combined the two.] When Mr. Dampier went home last year Mr. Buller accompanied him, and his portrayal of O'Hara was highly eulogised in the London Press.
    But it must not be thought that Mr. Buller is only a one-part actor. He has played the whole gamut, and whether in comedy or tragedy he is equally excellent.
    Naturally, Mr. Buller had many amusing experiences. On one occasion, when he was about to give his monologue entertainment at Narrabri, his billsticker, for some reason, failed to paste his bills. Mr. Buller thereupon decided to do his own sticking. While doing this a couple of gentlemen on either side kept pulling off the bills as he pasted them. After some time they smiled audibly, whereupon he looked up to ask them where the joke came in, and he recognised a couple of his former commercial pupils. They were a doctor and solicitor, both with a big practice in the town.
    When a youngster he was engaged by Mr. George Coppin to appear in his pantomine at Cremorne Gardens, Melbourne. He duly rehearsed with the other youngsters, but on the day of the opening performance some other enterprising youngster stole his pants, and he was unable to appear.
    Mr. Buller is a native of Pimlico in the West-End of London, but came to the colonies 46 years ago. During the sixteen years he has been connected with the stage he has only suffered altogether about a week's rest. That is a glowing recommendation of his worth. Dampier leaves for London shortly. Mr Buller intends to have a well-earned rest.15

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2935; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1007.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Jul 1876, p1.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3614     
    1094/49.4 WILLIAM HENRY GOFF. GEMBROOK. 38 D. 19--3--36. 1879 - 1885.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), George Buller, teacher, All Saints Grammar School St Kilda.
  7. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 1094/49.
  8. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Buller requests that in consideration of £48 received by him from Mr William Henry Goff the title to GEM-D-38 be issued to William Henry Goff.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1750-965 - William Henry Goff of Windsor.
  10. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. BDM Index Tasmania.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Feb 1937, p1.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Mar 1937, p4.
  13. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Aug 1896, p7.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 8 Oct 1897, p4
    Referee (Sydney, NSW), 29 Sep 1897, p7
    part in [brackets] not in the Table Talk version of the article.
Last Edited21 Dec 2017
 

NOTE

Many family sections show only the children who were associated with Upper Beaconsfield.