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    Suburb Information for Higgins (ACT 2615)

History

The suburb is named after Henry Bournes Higgins (1851-1929). He won a seat of Geelong in 1894 and attended as Member of Federal Convention 1897-1898. Attorney-General in 1904, Justice of the High Court from 1906-29 and was famous for his ruling which established the principle of a basic wage.

The suburb name "Higgins" was gazetted on 6 June 1968

Street Naming Theme

Streets in Higgins are named after Judges, from Richard Ashburner (1904-1963), Judge of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration to James Francis Brazel (1906-1961), Judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Facilities

Distance to City GPO:

0.1 km

Closest Major Shopping Centre

KIPPAX FAIR - 1.3 km

Closest hospital

CALVARY PRIVATE HOSPITAL - 5.9 km

Closest Educational Institutions:

Primary School

LATHAM PRIMARY - 1.5 km

High School

BELCONNEN HIGH SCHOOL, HAWKER - 2.0 km

College

HAWKER COLLEGE - 1.4 km

University

UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA, BRUCE - 5.3 km

(approximate straight line distances)

Profile

Houses: 92.0%
Townhouses: 7.5%
Flats & units: 0.5%
Other: 0.0%
Average age: 37 years
Population: 3,091