Named in honour of Henry Bournes Higgins KC, 1851–1929. Higgins was an active member of the Constitutional Conventions that led to the Commonwealth of Australia, Member of the House of Representatives (1901–06), a Justice of the High Court (1906–29) and President of the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Court (1907–21). Higgins is known for the Harvester Decision.
41 sq km
The Division of Higgins consists of:
part of the Boroondara City Council,
part of the Glen Eira City Council,
part of the Monash City Council, and
part of the Stonnington City Council
Products/Industries of the Area:
Retail, health care, food services and education.
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.