The Argus, Melbourne, Thursday 21st February 1901, page 4.
“We are informed by the Citizens’ Life Assurance Company Limited that they have purchased the property adjoining that which they occupy in Collins-street, known as Ferguson and Urie’s Buildings. The price paid is not stated.”
“The price paid by the Citizens’ Life Assurance Company for Messrs. Ferguson and Urie’s buildings in Collins-street is understood to be something between £600 and £620 per foot frontage.”
The Ferguson & Urie building is shown in the centre of the photo below. The National Bank is on the left and the Citizens Life Assurance Company is seen on the right as the Planet Building Society which was brought by the Citizens Life Assurance Company circa 1899
The photo below is considered to be circa 1885. The Ferguson & Urie and Planet building are believed to have been demolished circa 1915 to make way for the Bank of Queensland (also demolished 1970).
30-09-1873: For sale, 10 Collins Street.
20-03-1884: Ferguson & Urie building facade approved to be made of Hydraulic Freestone.
22-08-1884: Ferguson & Urie New Premises at 281-283 Collins Street
14-11-1899: The Auction of 283 Collins Street.
 The Advertiser, Adelaide, SA, Wednesday 8th March 1899, page 7. The Citizens Life Assurance Company: “…During the year the directors purchased the freehold premises of the late Planet Building Society, Collins Street, Melbourne. The premises are centrally situated, and the business of our Melbourne branch is now being conducted therein...”