MS 1057
Papers of Henry Bournes Higgins (1851-1929)



Scope and Content Note

  • HIGGINS, Henry Bournes (1851-1929): Politician and judge.
  • Correspondence, journals, notebooks of speeches and writings, press cuttings and printed material; Higgins family correspondence
  • 1841-1929
  • Linear feet of shelf space occupied: 4 feet
  • Available for reference.

The collection is arranged in seven series beginning with H. B. Higgins correspondence (Series 1 ) and the Higgins Family correspondence (Series 2) both arranged in separate chronological order.

The greater part of the H. B. Higgins correspondence concerns his work as first president of the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Court (1906-22), and the politics of the period as they affected his position and authority; among his correspondents are the leading politicians and legal figures of the day. There is also correspondence relating to Higgins' support for Irish Home Rule (1911-21), and some personal correspondence notably with his niece Nettie Palmer (nee Higgins). In addition there are notebooks of Higgins' speeches, legal extracts, private journals including an account of Henry's voyage to Australia in 1870, and a family tour of India and Europe in 1886, and volumes of press cuttings.

The Higgins Family correspondence dates from 1841 and comprises mainly letters between Henry's parents John and Annie Higgins. John Higgins, a Wesleyan minister, travelled on circuit in Northern Ireland and continued Victoria in 1870. The latter portion of the family correspondence includes letters of Nettie Higgins (Palmer) to her mother, 1894 to 1910, and letters of Mervyn Higgins (Son of H. B. Higgins) to his parents, written from Oxford, London, Melbourne and Egypt over the period 1900 to 1916.

A collection of photographs of members of the Higgins Family is held in the Pictorial Section of the Library, and sketch of polling day at North Melbourne, 1901.

A name index to Series 1, the H. B. Higgins correspondence 1854-1929, has been prepared and is attached as Appendix I.

Biographical Note

1851, June 3    Date of birth, county Down, Ireland                      

1870            Migrated to Victoria with his family                     

1875            Graduated LL. B., M.A., from University of Melbourne;    
                called to the Victorian Bar in 1876                      

1876            Was admitted to the English Bar                          

1894            Entered politics as M. L. A. for Geelong.  In the        
                Federal Convention of 1897-98 Higgins was a member of    
                the judiciary committee, and he sided with the Labour    
                party in its attempts to reject the Federation Bill.     

1901            Represented North Melbourne in the first Commonwealth    
                Parliament; in the second Parliament, he was appointed   
                Attorney-General in J. C. Watson's Labour ministry of    
                1904                                                     

1906            Became Justice of the High Court, with the special duty  
                of presiding over the Federal Court of Conciliation and  
                Arbitration, in which capacity he established the        
                principles on which Federal arbitration awards should    
                be based.                                                

1922            Higgins resigned from the Presidency of the Court but    
                retained his seat on the High Court Bench.               

1929            Died at Dromana, Victoria.                               

See also: Australian Encyclopedia Vol. 4, pp. 494-95

Series List

                                                             Item Nos.                                         

Series 1.  H. B. Higgins correspondence, 1854-1929           1-740                                             
Series 2.  Higgins family correspondence, 1841-1923          741-3051                                          
Series 3.  Notebooks and journals of H. B. Higgins                                                             
Series 4.  Press cuttings of H.B. Higgins, 1892-1929                                                           
Series 5.  Miscellaneous papers of or relating to H. B                                                         
           Higgins                                                                                             
Series 6.  Miscellaneous papers of Higgins family                                                              
Series 7.  Published material - annotated                                                                      

Series Description

Series 1. - H. B. Higgins correspondence, 1854-1929

See also Appendix 1

Item Nos.                                                                

1-75         (a)1854-1900. Correspondence with family and friends (some  
             in Ireland) concerning schooling and, after 1870,           
             education and professional activities; letters from A. B.   
             Piddington, John Quick, W. A. Holman, John Redmond and      
             others concerning Federation and other matters, including   
             Irish Home Rule.                                            

76-119       (b)1901-05. Correspondence, mainly of a political and       
             legal nature,with W. Baldwin Spencer, T. Tunnecliffe, G.    
             S. Kingston, David Syme and others, concerning Higgin's     
             election to and work in the first two Federal ministries.   

120-481      (c)1906-22. Correspondence, mainly of a political and       
             legal nature, with many people including W. H. Irvine,      
             Archbishops Carr and Moran, B. R. Wise, Littleton Groom,    
             S. W. Griffith and R. R. Garran; letters from the editor    
             of Harvard law Review concerning Higgin's contributions;    
             correspondence with Sir Charles Powers 1917-23 (Higgins's   
             successor as President of the Federal Court of              
             Conciliation and Arbitration); letters from John Redmond,   
             the United Irish League, etc. concerning Irish Home Rule;   
             family correspondence with Nettie Palmer (n'ee Higgins)     
             and others.                                                 

482-740      (d)1923-29. Correspondence with J. G. Latham, E. D. Simon,  
             N. A. Watt, F. Gavan Duffy and others concerning legal      
             matters and other interests; correspondence with the Irish 
             Statesman relating to Higgin's interest in furthering       
             studies of Irish literature; condolence letters to Mrs.     
             Higgins on the death of H. B. Higgins; undated letters.     


Series 2. - Higgins Family Correspondence, 1841-1923

See also Appendix 1

Item Nos.                                                                 

741-2389     (a)1841-69. Letters mainly between John Higgins (father of   
             Henry) and his wife Annie ("Nanny") concerning John's        
             training and work as a Wesleyan minister travelling on       
             circuit in Northern Ireland; letters from relations          
             concerning family and business affairs; letters from young   
             Henry and his brothers at boarding school.                   

2390-2521    (b)1870-93. Correspondence between John Higgins, his wife    
             and children after their migration to Victoria in 1870,      
             concerning principally the education and employment of the   
             children, business affairs, and John Higgins' work as a      
             Wesleyan minister on country circuits in Victoria and        
             Western Australia.                                           

2522-3015    (c)1894-1920. Letters of Nettie Higgins (Palmer), niece of   
             H. B. Higgins, to her mother, covering the period of her     
             schooling and University training, and her first trip to     
             Europe (1894-1910).  There are also letters of Mervyin       
             Higgins, son of H. B. Higgins, to his parents, from England  
             as an Oxford (1914-16) on active service in France and       
             Egypt, where he was killed in action at the end of 1916.     


Series 3. - Notebooks and Journals of H. B. Higgins

Notebooks of speeches; miscellaneous notebooks containing legal material, literary extracts, etc.; Journals, 1869-70 and 1873-78, giving details of Henry's voyage to Australia with his family and of his training and early experience in the legal profession; diary of a family tour to India and Europe, 1886; 2 Commonplace Books with miscellaneous quotations.

Series 4. Press Cuttings of H. B. Higgins, 1892-1929.

Cutting books 1892-94, 1897 and 1920-21, and other newspaper cuttings including one file of obituary notices and one of biographical material.

Series 5. Miscellaneous papers of or relating to H. B. Higgins.

Copies of Henry's school and university examination papers, 1870; copy of his B. A. degree awarded by the University of Melbourne, 1875; crayon sketch of details of polling day at North Melbourne election, 1901. (Held in Pictorial Section of the Library).

Series 6. Miscellaneous papers of Higgins Family

Copy of Higgins family tree; Journal kept by John Higgins Jnr. on board the Lincolnshire during his voyage to Australia, 1870; plaque in honour of Mervyn Bournes Higgins (son of H. B. Higgins); diary for 1933 kept by Miss Ina Higgins.

Series 7. Published Material - Annotated

See Appendix 2


Appendix 1 - Name Index of Correspondence

This Name index covers only Series 1. H. B. Higgins correspondence 1854-1929.

The numbers referred to are item numbers. Underlined entries denote authorship, non-underlined indicated receipt of a letter.

A'BECKETT, A.                695                                         
ADDISON, Vera                612                                         
ALLAN, N. F.                 717                                         
ANDERSON, M. G.              637                                         
ANDERSON, R. J.              1-3, 12                                     
ARCHER, Lucy                 627                                         
ARCHIBALD, J. J.             125                                         
ASHTON, M.                   36                                          
ATKINSON, E. J. Rupert       142                                         
ATKINSON, Meredith           320                                         
ATKINSON, E. Leigh           605                                         
BAKER, A.                    601                                         
BAKER, T. A.                 10, 13, 228, 229, 268                       
BALLIOL College, Oxford -    550                                         
Master                                                                   
BARKER, Stephen              97                                          
BARRETT, J.                  22, 43                                      
BARTLETT, W. I.              50                                          
BARTIBM Edmund               206-7, 232, 354                             
BATZ, M.                     460                                         
BEEBY, Geo                   574, 711, 737, 740                          
BEST, T. W.                  657                                         
BIGGS, L. W.                 566                                         
BOURKE, T.                   562                                         
BRANDEIS, S. Justice         447, 570                                    
BROWN, A.                    162                                         
BROWN and Beeby              139                                         
BROWN, E. Jethro             67                                          
BROWN, H. L. H.              420                                         
BROWN, M. Seton              666                                         
BROWN, R.                    99-100                                      
BRYCE, Marion Lady           149                                         
BURKE, T. M.                 589                                         
BURNSIDE, R. B.              177, 206, 424                               
CAMPBELL, A. J.              24                                          
CANAWAY, A. P.               692                                         
CARR, T. J. Abp              18, 72, 130, 146, 237, 239                  
CARROLL, R.                  89                                          
CATOR, R. B. P.              178, 352, 567, 582                          
CENTRAL Organisation for a   267                                         
Durable Peace                                                            
CHAMPION, H. H.              62, 74, 149                                 
CITYof Malvern members of    136                                         
Town Council                                                             
CLEARY, J. A.                114                                         
COLCORD, W. A.               23                                          
COMPTROLLER, Ceremonial      516                                         
Dept. St. James-Palace                                                   
COOK, Joseph                 210                                         
COPLAND, D. B.               586                                         
CORRIGAN. Dr.                5                                           
CURTIS, Lionel               497, 499, 518, 527                          
CUTLACK, Frank               615                                         
DEAKIN, Katie                372                                         
DERHAM, F. P.                450                                         
DERHAM, May Mrs              632                                         
DETHRIDGE, G.                544                                         
DEVLIN, Joseph               180                                         
DIBBS, G. R.                 42                                          
DICK, H. F.                  596, 706A                                   
DILKE, C. W.                 55                                          
DILION, Edw.                 133                                         
DILION, John                 123, 325, 368                               
DOLMAN, F.                   62, 65                                      
DOYLE, H.                    295                                         
DUFFY, C. Gavan              697                                         
DUFFY, Frank Gavan           218, 226, 383, 505, 571, 721                
DUFFY, Mrs. G.               603                                         
DUFFY, John Gavan            116                                         
DUGUID, C.                   346                                         
EVANS, J. D.                 665                                         
FERGUSON, Sir R. c. Munro-   296, 434, 439                               
FISHER, Andrew               109, 152                                    
FITCHETT, C. M.              370-1, 409                                  
FRANKFURTER, F. Justice      266                                         
FURZER, J.                   78-9                                        
GARNSEY, A. H.               281                                         
GARRAN, R. R.                169, 170, 171, 172-4, 182, 294, 310, 382, 
                             404-5, 452, 482-3, 488, 493, 494, 707       
GEPP, H. W.                  395, 658                                    
GILLESPIE, J. M.             616                                         
GILMORE, Mary Mrs            156-7, 158                                  
GLYNN, P. McMahon            60, 158A, 159, 161, 163, 328, 431           
GOMPERS, Samuel              240                                         
GORDON, J. H.                101-2                                       
GRAHAM, G. W.                26                                          
GREGORY, J. W.               144, 376, 401                               
GREGORY, R. H.               698                                         
GRIFFITH, Arthur             91-2                                        
GRIFFITH, S. W.              124, 165-67, 181, 194-5, 200                
GRINDLEY, W. E.              38, 41                                      
GROOM, Littleton E.          147, 148, 323, 324, 332, 339, 340, 369,     
                             399, 400, 448, 449, 458, 464, 473, 484-5,   
                             489, 491, 492, 495, 496, 497                
GROSSARDI, Count             524                                         
HADLEY, K.                   716                                         
HALDANE, Lord                506, 510, 715                               
HALL, J.                     597                                         
HAMILTON, D.                 33                                          
HARD, William                342, 732                                    
HARDIE, J. Kier              150                                         
HARVARD Law Review           223, 233, 238, 250, 255, 336, 374, 381,     
                             397, 421, 432, 446, 475, 532, 537, 557,     
                             563                                         
HAYMES, E.                   83                                          
HEATON, H.                   472                                         
HEBBLEWHITE, T. J.           59                                          
HERALD newspaper             187, 236                                    
HIBERNIAN Club               16                                          
HICKS, E. Granville          682                                         
HIGGINS, Geo.                514                                         
HIGGINS, H. B.               1-4, 5, 6-7, 8-9, 10, 11, 12-28, 29,        
                             30-61, 63-80, 81, 82-99, 101-4,106-116,     
                             118-140, 141, 142, 143, 144-47, 148,        
                             149-152, 153, 154-7, 158, 158A, 159-167,    
                             168-9, 170, 172-185, 186, 187-90, 191,      
                             192-5, 196-7, 198, 200-206, 208-9, 210,     
                             211-2, 213-4, 215-6, 217-224, 225, 226,     
                             228-9, 230, 231-35, 236, 237-39, 240A,      
                             241-2, 243, 244, 245-6, 247-8, 249-52,      
                             253-4, 255-6, 257, 258-61, 262, 263-5,      
                             266, 267-8, 269, 270-1, 272, 273-79, 280,   
                             281-3, 284,285, 286, 287-89, 290, 291-9,    
                             300, 301-5, 306, 307-8, 309, 310, 311,      
                             312, 322, 323, 324-38, 339, 340-58, 359,    
                             360-86, 387, 388-93, 394, 395-8, 399,       
                             400-02, 403, 404-6, 407, 408-410, 412,      
                             413-427, 428, 429-34, 435, 436-40, 442,     
                             443, 444, 445, 446, 447-8, 449-457, 458,    
                             459-462, 463, 464-68, 470-479, 480-1,       
                             482-3, 484-5, 486-89, 490-2, 493, 494,      
                             495-502, 503, 504-08, 509, 510, 511,        
                             512-20, 521, 522, 523, 524-27, 529-30,      
                             531, 532-48, 549, 550-557, 558, 559-67,     
                             568-77, 578, 581, 582-89, 590, 591-2, 593,  
                             594, 595, 596-7, 599, 707, 708, 709-11,     
                             713-29, 730, 731-33, 734-5, 736-38, 739.    

HIGGINS, Ina                 230, 287, 353, 741                          
HIGGINS, John Mrs.           8-9                                         
HIGGINS, J. D. Bp            126                                         
HIGGINS, Mary Alice Mrs.     598, 600-700, 701, 702                      
HOARE, B.                    28, 39                                      
HOLMAN, W. A.                40, 51-52, 184                              
HOLMES, A. W.                546                                         
HOWAT, Wm                    686                                         
HUEBSCH, B. W.               379                                         
HUGHES, Wm M.                105, 164, 176, 188-90, 191, 199, 202, 220,  
                             225, 286, 288, 290, 292, 315, 316, 367,     
                             394, 411, 413, 428, 440, 722-3, 738         
INTERNATIONAL Labour Office  471                                         
INTERNATIONAL Molder'        256                                         
Journal                                                                  
IRISH Dominion League        414, 419, 710                               
(London br.)                                                             
IRISH Statesman              548, 553-4, 558, 560-1, 565, 569, 572,      
                             576-7, 703                                  
IRVINE, W. H.                63, 127, 265, 289                           
JAGEURS, Morgan              270-1, 273, 319, 343, 402, 478, 651         
JOHNSON, Rex                 606                                         
HOHNSTONE, J.                140                                         
JONES, K. A. Gilman          676                                         
JOSHUA, J. M.                462                                         
KELLY, R. J.                 729                                         
KENNEDY, Hugh                515                                         
KENNY, A. L.                 135                                         
KENNY, Thomas                6                                           
KIDSTON, W.                  58, 70                                      
KING, Stanley                519, 543                                    
KINGSBURY, J. J.             706                                         
KINSTON, C. C.               95, 113                                     
KINGSTON, G. S.              106                                         
KNIBBS, G.                   279, 280, 331, 345, 396, 417                
KNOWLES, G. S.               325, 329-30                                 
KNOX, Adrian                 373, 384-6, 387, 388-92, 639                
LABY, T. H.                  303, 308, 309                               
LASCELLES, E.                696                                         
LASKI, H. J.                 579A                                        
LATHAM J. G.                 433, 437, 457, 498, 526, 533, 535-6, 564,   
                             584                                         
LAW, Robb                    660                                         
LAZARUS, A. C.               456                                         
LEAN, A. M.                  61                                          
LEEPER, Mary                 668                                         
LEVI, Kate Mrs               673                                         
LEVISON, [B]                 523                                         
LILLIES, G. L.               623                                         
LILLIES, Herbert             620                                         
LOCK, Wm                     512-3                                       
LONDON School of Economics   224                                         
LONERGAN, D.                 14                                          
LOTHIAN, Eliz.               619                                         
LOWE, J. D.                  663                                         
LUIK, G. F.                  21                                          
LUXTON, Harold               652                                         
LYLE, Marshall               726                                         
McCAWLEY, T. W.              282, 291, 312, 422                          
McCONNAN, W. A.              671                                         
MacDONALD, J. Ramsay         222, 231, 393, 427                          
MacFARLAND, J. H.            410, 415, 479, 641, 704                     
MACINDOE, H. C.              645                                         
MacKENZIE, Kate              618                                         
MacKINNON, D.                365, 408, 423                               
MacMANUS, P. J.              49                                          
MADDERN, J.                  129                                         
MAGASSEY, L.                 429                                         
MAHON, [H]                   112, 245, 254, 258-9                        
MALONEY, W.                  425, 670                                    
MANNIX, D. Abp               285                                         
MASSON, Marnie               321, 463                                    
MEAGAR, A. G.                34, 47                                      
MEDDEN, Sir John             66                                          
MELBOURNE Council of         138                                         
University of                                                            
MELBOURNE Esperanto Club     520, 521                                    
MELBOURNE, University of -   276                                         
Dept. of Tutorial Classes                                                
MELBOURNE, University of -   600                                         
Students'Rep. Council                                                    
MILLER, (Edward) Lady        607                                         
MILLER, E. D.                362-3                                       
MILLER, M                    347, 349                                    
MILLS, Stephen               552, 555, 730                               
MITCHELL, J.                 625                                         
MOLONEY, J. T.               94                                          
MOORE, Harrison              227                                         
MORAN, P. Abp                120, 160                                    
MORLEY, John                 68                                          
MORRISON, James              693                                         
MORRISON, W. A.              624                                         
MOULE, W. H.                 31, 691, 725                                
MULLINS, P.                  379                                         
MURPHY, R. J.                283                                         
NATHAN, A. W.                217                                         
NATIONAL Consumers' League   293                                         
NATIONAL Liberal             77                                          
Organisation                                                             
NEW South wales, Mine        277                                         
Owners' Assocn.                                                          
NEWTON, W.                   93                                          
NICHOLS, P.                  583                                         
O'CALLAGHAN, L.              547                                         
O'DONNELL, N. Dr.            117, 132                                    
OFFICER, Keith               675                                         
O'HALLORAN, M. C.            84                                          
O'REILLY, D.                 30                                          
O'REILLY, M. Fr.             435, 436                                    
O'REILLY, Mary Boyle         712                                         
PALMER, Nettie, Mrs.         141, 143, 153, 168, 216, 240, 246, 257,     
                             269, 272, 284, 300, 311, 480,-1, 509, 510,  
                             531, 578, 581, 590, 595, 701, 703-4-5-6-6A  
PEDEN, J. B.                 502, 503, 573                               
PETERSEN, G. Bjelk-          451                                         
PETERSON, Franklin           718                                         
PICKEN, D. K.                359, 360, 364, 398, 700                     
PIDDINGTON, A. B.            25, 32, 37, 56,
508                         
PORTUS, John                 636, 705                                    
POWERS, Chas                 171, 324, 241-2, 243, 244, 247-8, 249,      
                             261, 262, 263-4, 274, 278, 298, 313,        
                             314-5, 316, 322, 327-8, 333, 440, 441-2,    
                             443, 444, 465, 467-8, 469, 477, 486, 556,   
                             599, 733, 734-5                             
PRENDERGAST, G. M.           203, 694                                    
PRESTON, C. A.               304-5                                       
QUICK, John                  20, 108, 145                                
REATS, Madge                 610                                         
REDMAN, S. G.                107                                         
REDMOND, John                7, 117-119, 122, 193, 198                   
REDMOND, John Mrs.           318                                         
REDMOND, Wm                  713, 727, 731                               
REISS, R. L.                 221                                         
RENTON, W. H.                75                                          
RENTOUL, J. Lawrence         73                                          
RETURNED Sailors' Soldiers'  653                                         
and Airmen'sImperial League                                              
of Australia                                                             
RIVETT, Katie                608                                         
ROBINSON, Gordon             611                                         
ROUND TABLE                  501                                         
ROUT, E. A.                  204                                         
ROWNTREE, B. Seerbohm        314                                         
RUDDUCK, Nelson              154                                         
RYAN, M. M.                  348                                         
SALVATION Army               683                                         
SANTIS, James                528                                         
SCOTT, B. M.                 629                                         
SCOTT, James                 4                                           
SCOTT, Robt                  609                                         
SHAW, G. F.                  630                                         
SHIELS, Wm                   27                                          
SIMON, E. D.                 542, 551, 559, 580, 719, 736                
SMITH, Munro                 104, 227, 709                               
SMITH, N. Skene              522                                         
SMITH, Peter                 98                                          
SMITH, Staniforth            183                                         
SMUTS, Jan                   469-70                                      
SNOWDEN, Philip              155                                         
SPENCER, W. Baldwin          86-7                                        
SPRINGTHORPE, J. W.          614                                         
STARKE, H. E.                406, 407                                    
STAWELL, W.                  185                                         
STEVENS, B.                  90                                          
STEWART, A. M.               299, 301-2, 307, 355-7, 377-8, 380, 426,    
                             430, 453, 459, 461, 496, 498, 529-30,       
                             538-41, 575, 579, 585, 588, 640, 714        
STEWART, F. W.               587                                         
STRONG, Arch. T.             179                                         
STRONG, Chas                 46, 638                                     
SUTHERLAND, Alex             82                                          
SUTHERLAND, Eliz             622                                         
SUTHERLAND, R.               88                                          
SWIGSAND, H.                 80                                          
SYME, A.                     212, 213-4, 215                             
SYME, David                  115                                         
SYMON, J. H.                 69                                          
TATE, Frank                  131                                         
TAUSSIG, F. W.               251                                         
THOMAS, E. F.                44, 48, 724                                 
THOMSON, Ada                 628                                         
THOMSON, Wm                  656                                         
TODD, Jean                   626                                         
TOWNSEND, John               192                                         
TUCKER, T. G.                549, 642                                    
TUDOR, F. G.                 252, 253                                    
TUNNECLIFFE, T.              76                                          
UNITED Irish League,         270-1, 273, 319, 343, 402, 478, 651         
Victorian branch                                                         
Australasian division                                                    
UNITED States - Dept. of     418                                         
Commerce-Commercial                                                      
Attache', Melbourne                                                      
UNITED States - railway      478                                         
Employee's Dept                                                          
UNSIGNED                     351, 500, 534                               
VAHEY, J. H.                 517                                         
VICTORIA - Council of Law    137                                         
Reporting                                                                
VICTORIA - Crown Law Dept.   19, 96                                      
Attorney-General's Office                                                
VICTORIA - Dept. of          591, 594                                    
Education, Publications                                                  
VICTORIA Discharged          17                                          
Prisoners' Aid Society                                                   
VICTORIA Workers'            525                                         
Educational Association                                                  
WAKE, M. Mrs.                317                                         
WALLABY Club                 684                                         
WALLACE, Alfred R.           99-100                                      
WALLACE, Robt.               260, 438                                    
WALSH, T. M.                 344                                         
WALSH, T. P.                 669                                         
WALSH, T. V.                 71                                          
WANLIP, T. O.                151                                         
WATSON, J. C.                105, 110, 121                               
WATT, W. A.                  504, 545, 592                               
WAY, Sir S.                  128                                         
WEBB, Sidney                 201                                         
WEIGALL, A. S.               621                                         
WEIGALL, H.                  341                                         
WEIGALL, M.                  507                                         
WEIGALL, T.                  350, 358                                    
WILCOX, B. F.                454                                         
WILLARD, John                45, 53                                      
WILLIAMS, A.                 54                                          
WILLIAMS, E. Seton           613                                         
WILLIAMS, G. Mrs.            617                                         
WILLIAMSON, Jas              175                                         
WILMOT, R. W.                334                                         
WISE, B. R.                  103, 134, 235, 720                          
WOINARSKI, C. J.             335                                         
WOOD, G. A.                  85, 466                                     
WOOLSTON, H. B.              219                                         
WORLD Disarmament Movement   604                                         
WORSLEY, C Graham            35                                          
WHITE, J. Murray             64                                          
WHYTE, W. Farmer             361                                         
YALE Law Journal             455, 487                                    
ZIMMER, Alfred W.            275, 297, 337, 366, 375, 416, 568           

Appendix 2 - Published Material - Annotated

1. Articles by H. B. Higgins

  • A New Province of Law and Order. An article published in the Harvard Law Review. Nov. 1915. 24pp.
  • The Melbourne University Review. Dec. 24, 1885. pp. 183-98."The Muses in Australia"

2. Addresses by H. B. Higgins

  • The Duties of Patriotism. 23 July, 1902. 13pp.
  • The Future of Greek Language and Letters. 17 Oct. 1922. 16pp.
  • Essays and Addresses on The Australian Commonwealth Bull Bound volume published 1900. pp. 168 (2 copies)
  • The Convention Bill of 1898. 18th April, 1898. 24pp.

3. Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration - Judgements

  • Judgment, 10 May, 1910. Dispute between Federated Marme Stewards Assocn. and shipping companies.
  • Judgement, 6 Oct. 1911. Dispute between Australian Workers Union and Pastoralists Federal Council.

4. Miscellaneous

  • The Morpeth Review. Vol.2 Number 19. March, 1932. pp.55-8, "Henry Bournes Higgins" by W. K. Hancock.
  • Melbourne University Verse. Melbourne 1920 (presentation copy)
  • The Lone Hand. March 1909. Appreciation of Mr. Justice Higgins, p.490.
  • Draft of a Bill to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia.(inscribed "Adelaide Bill")
  • Debates of the Australasian Federal Convention, 1897 Vols. 1-24

Appendix 3 - Published Material - Not Retained in the Collection

1. Articles by H. B. Higgins

  • The Victorian Review. 1 October, 1880.pp.788-808, "The Dead Man's Trip on Land".
  • The Victorian Review. 2 July, 1883pp.299-313, "Home Rule".
  • The Melbourne University Review. 24 Dec, 1885, pp.183-98. "The Muses in Australia".
  • The Austral Light. A Catholic Magazine. October, 1893, pp.515-19. "The Prospects of Home Rule".
  • The Australasian Stenographer. Nov. 1893, 1p. shorthand excerpt.
  • The Review of Reviews. May 1904 (2 copies), pp.490-93. "The New Ministry".
  • The Commonwealth Law Review. Sept - Oct 1904, pp.19-21 "Appeals on Matters of Federal Jurisdiction".
  • The Commonwealth Law Review. Jan-Feb 1905, pp.97-109 "Federal Servants and State Income Tax".
  • Harvard Law Review. Vol. XVIII, June, 1905, pp. 559-71 "McCullough v Maryland in Australia.
  • A New Province for Law and Order. No.2 (24pp.) and No.3 (28pp.) Articles contributed to the Harvard Law Review, January 1919 and December 1920 respectively.
  • Harvard Law Review. Vol XXXIV, Dec. 1920. pp. 105-36."A New Province for Law and Order - III"

2. Addresses by H. B. Higgins

  • The Convention Bill of 1898. 18th April, 1898. 24 pp. Shakespeare's Aims and Ideals. 11th October, 1907. 32pp. Some Recent Constitutions. 12th August, 1910. 16pp. The Promotion of Better Relations between Capital and Labour.1 June, 1917. 8pp.
  • In Europe, 1914-15. 3 August, 1917. 22pp.
  • On Seeing Both Sides. 28 July, 1919. 12pp.
  • The Future of Greek Language and Letters. 17 Oct. 1922. 116pp.
  • Fifty Years Hence. 4 Dec. 1923. 14pp.
  • Industrial Arbitration. March, 1926. 16pp.

3. Commonwealth of Australia - Debates and Bills

  • Part of proof Debates. July, 1900
  • Speeches by H. B. Higgins in House of Representatives:"The South African War" (14 Jan. 1902) and "Home Rule for Ireland" (3 Aug. 1905). 2 copies.
  • Bill for and Act relating to the settlement of matters arising out of employment in the PublicService. (The Senate, July 1920)
  • Bill for an Act relating to Industrial Matters, and the Prevention and settlement of Industrial Disputes. (House of Reps. July, 1920)
  • Proof Debates, 1st session, 1929.

4. Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration - Judgements

  • Judgement, 27 Oct. 1908. Dispute between Marine Cooks Association and Commonwealth Steam-ship Owners Assocn.
  • Judgement - 12 March, 1909. Dispute between Amalgamated Miners Assocn. and B. H. P.
  • Judgement - 19 Nov. 1909. Australian Boot Trade Employees' Federation, Claimants.
  • Judgement circa 1911 (part)

5. Miscellaneous

  • The University Review. Sept. 1891. See p. 150
  • Review of Reviews. Feb. 1894
  • The Argus. 21 July. 1899. Special Supplement: A Federated Australia. A Message to Victorian Federal Electors concerning the Financial Agreement. 18pp. Government of Victoria. 1910.
  • Stead's. August, 1921. pp.41-47 "judge Higgins : Arbitrator".
  • The Australian Quarterly. June, 1929. Article by Nettie Palmer on H. B. Higgins.
  • Sir John Latham. The Industrial Power of the Commonwealth Parliament". 1952. 11pp.
  • How the Angel became Happy by Rev. P. Sheehan. (Catholic Truth Society, Dublin n.d.,
  • The Irish in America (Irish Library Vol. 4 n.d.)
  • Manifesto of the Self-Determination for Ireland League of Australia. 8pp. n.d.

6. Leaflets

  • "Was Any of your money in It?"
  • "He Can't Hide Him"
  • "Labour Lies Nailed Down"
  • "Now He's Sotty He Spoke"
  • "Unconstitutional Expulsion. Printed letter to Mr. G. A. Carter by H. B. Higgins. n.d.
  • The Refernda: A Tract for the Times. T. P. Derham. 4pp.
  • This Means Safety for you.
Guide prepared 1965 and reformatted 1996. Last updated 7 August 1996