Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Higgins, Henry Boumes (1851 - 1929)

judge and politician


Henry Higgins joined the Wallaby Club in 1899 and maintained his membership until his death in 1929. He was President in 1902. Higgins was a lawyer and a member of the Victorian Parliament eventually taking on the role of Attorney General. He also became a High Court Judge and established the principle of the basic wage. He was a Victorian delegate to the Australian Federal Convention (1897-1899) which framed the Commonwealth constitution. He acquired the property "Heronswood" at Dromana during his period at the bar.



1899 - 1929
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Sources used to compile this entry: Attwood, Harold (ed.), The Centenary History of the Wallaby Club, Landscape Publications, Mont Albert, 1993. List of members page 135, additional references page 7, 8, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 40, 64, 74, photographs page 14.

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The Wallaby Club is a Melbourne-based walking club established in 1894 with a strong bias towards good fellowship, talking and an appreciation of both the natural and built environments. Membership is strictly limited and is by invitation only.

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