Thomas Walker Higgins

Title

Thomas Walker Higgins

Date

1866

Contributor

State Library of South Australia

Rights

CC-BY-4.0

Relation

full:001:http://omeka.ersa.edu.au/irishplaces/files/show/6

Birth Date

1840

Birthplace

Sussex, England

Death Date

1899

Biographical Text

Thomas Walker Higgins was born in Sussex. He arrived in Adelaide in 1839. He was a clerk at the Adelaide Post Office.

He bought land at Currency Creek and named the property Higginsbrook after the family home in Ireland.

He had cattle, sheep and cereal crops. He was respected by the local Aboriginals. He became Lieut. Colonel in 1867 and was given the rank of Colonel in Charge of the Voluntary Cavalry. He is buried in the Currency Creek Cemetery.

In 1861 he became a volunteer in the Goolwa and Port Elliot Rifle Brigade.

Item Relations

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Collection

Citation

“Thomas Walker Higgins,” Irish Place Names in Australia, accessed December 14, 2017, http://irishplaces.flinders.edu.au/items/show/359.