Biographical entry Higgins, Henry Bournes (1851 - 1929)

30 June 1851
Newtownards, Country Down, Northern Ireland
13 January 1929
Dromana, Victoria, Australia
Judge and Politician


Henry Bournes Higgins was a politician and judge. Elected member for North Melbourne for the Protectionist Party, Higgins served in the House of Representatives from 1901 to 1906. He served as Attorney-General (1904) in the Watson Labor government. In 1906 Higgins was appointed a judge of the High Court of Australia with the special duty of presiding over the Conciliation and Arbitration Court. Before federation, Higgins was a member of the Victorian parliament and a delegate to the federation convention (1897-98).


Rickard, John. Higgins, Henry Bournes (1851-1929), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 1983, accessed online 5 July 2013.