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Former Member Details

Mr Patrick HIGGINS (1825 - 1882)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1825
Place of Birth: Sligo, Connaught, Australia
Date of Death: 28/01/1882
Place of Death: New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 15 Dec 1880 28 Jan 1882 1 year 1 month 14 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 10 December 1880
Political Party Activity
Contested but did not win the seat of Hartley in the Legislative Assemby in 1877
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in Victoria in 1858 and In New South Wales in 1867.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Contractor, Company Director and pastoralist. Educated at Sligo Academy. Migrated to Victoria in 1852; Won contract for road to goldfields in 1853. Changed to railway construction in 1857. Won contract for railway construction in New South Wales in 1866. Promoted Lithgow Valley Coal Company and Lithgow Pottery. Director of Sydney Tramway and Omnibus Company. Journeyed to Europe and America from 1872 - 1876. Commissioner for international exhibitions in Sydney in 1879 and Melbourne in 1881. Patron of charities.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Higgins and Margaret Lunuy. Married Rose Lynch, daughter of John Lynch of Sligo, in 1855 at Melbourne and they had 1 son. Roman Catholic.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 4