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Miller, Albert (1845–1915)

from Melton Express (Vic)

Mr. Albert Miller died on Thursday morning. He, and the other members of the family, own one of the most valuable properties in this district–the Broadlands estate; also another property, "Yalloak," between Bacchus Marsh and Ballan.

The Herald gives the following particulars:

Mr. Albert Miller died at his residence, "Whernside," Toorak, at six o'clock on Thursday morning, after an illness extending over several weeks. He succumbed to a general break-up of the system, and had been confined to his home for a month. He was 69 years of age, and was the son of the late Mr. Henry Miller, M.L.C., who had large pastoral interests in this State and in New South Wales.

He was the second eldest son in a family of nine. The surviving sons are Mr. W. H. Miller, of 352 Flinders lane; Mr. Edward Miller, M.L.C., "Glyn," Toorak, and Mr. Septimus Miller, "Cantala," Caulfield. The eldest sister of Mr. Albert Miller married Captain Bancroft, afterwards General Bancroft. Both are dead. Another sister married Dr. Aubrey Bowen, formerly of Collins street, dentist. A third sister married the late Sir Henry Wrixon, for some years President of the Victoria Legislative Council. Lady Wrixon is now on a visit to England.

Mr. Hubert Miller, master of the Findon Harriers; Mr. Lionel Findon Miller, barrister, Chancery Lane, Melbourne; Mr. Edward Clive Miller, Victoria Insurance Company; Dr. Albert Guy Miller, who is serving with the British forces in the Royal Army Medical Corps; Mr. Claude William Miller; Mrs. George Russell, of Langiwilli, Linton, and Mrs. Alan Currie, Mt. Elephant, Derrinallum, are children of the late Mr. Miller. Mrs. Albert Miller, who survives her husband, is the daughter of the late Mr. George Harker, who was a member of the Victorian Legislative Council.

Mr. Miller's father was intimately associated with the commercial life of Melbourne, and founded a number of insurance companies, of which he was chairman up to the time of his death in 1888, when he was succeeded by Mr. Edward Miller.

Mr. Albert Miller was one of the most prominent supporters of the turf in Victoria. For many years he occupied a seat on the committee of the Victoria Amateur Turf Club. He was an uncompromising opponent of the totalisator. With his brother, Mr. Septimus Miller, he entered largely into the breeding and racing of thoroughbreds.

Originally, the Messrs. Miller had their stables at Alphington, but afterwards removed to Mill Park, South Morang, where Redleap was prepared for his brilliant victories. The stables in consequence came to be named after that horse.

When Mr. Septimus Miller paid a visit to England, some years ago, the racing partnership was dissolved, Mr. Albert Miller continuing on his own account. The funeral took place on Friday at the Melbourne cemetery.

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'Miller, Albert (1845–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/miller-albert-725/text28495, accessed 25 November 2017.

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