Higgins, H. B. (Henry Bournes), 1851-1929

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Migrated from Ireland with his family 1870; admitted to the Bar 1876; entered politics in 1894; Attorney-General in Watson's Labour Ministry of 1904; Justice of the High Court from 1906 and President of the Federal Court of Concilation and Arbitration 1907-1922.

From the description of Papers of Henry Higgins. 1840-1976. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 219985665

Born in Ireland, the son of Methodist Minister. Arrived at Port Phillip, 1870. Started work as a teacher, but gave it up to get M.A. and LL.B. degrees, doing some coaching at the same time. Established his reputation as a barrister. On the Council of Melbourne University for 37 years. Was elected to Parliament in 1894 and to Federal Parliament in 1900. In 1904 he became Attorney-General. In 1906 was appointed a judge of the High Court. In 1907 he became President of Arbitration Court. Brought forth principle of the basic wage. Resigned from Arbitration in 1920. His interest in the Federal constitution led him to study the American system.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1914-1929. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225755659

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correspondedWith Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. person
associatedWith Burchett, Winston H. (Winston Harold) person
associatedWith Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 person
associatedWith Garnsey, A.H. (Arthur Henry) person
associatedWith Higgins, Ann Bournes. person
associatedWith Higgins family family
associatedWith Higgins family. family
associatedWith Higgins, John, fl. 1850. person
correspondedWith Palmer, Nettie, 1885-1964 person
associatedWith Zimmern, Alfred E. (Alfred Eckhard), 1879-1957. person
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United States
Ireland
Australia
Australia
Northern Ireland
Australia
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Arbitration, Industrial
Methodist Church--Clergy
Judges--Archives
Lawyers--Archives
Statesmen--Correspondence
Politicians--Archives
Agricultural laborers--Social conditions
Circuit riders
Agricultural wages
Occupation
Federal politicians
Judges
Lawyers
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Birth 1851-06-30

Death 1929-01-13

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