Named after Henry Higgins 1851–1929, Member of the House of Representatives 1901–06, Justice of the High Court 1906–29 and President of the new Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Court 1907–21.
Higgins covers an area of approximately 39 sq km from Hughesdale in the south east, South Yarra and Toorak in the north west, Windsor in the south west, Camberwell in the north east, and Ashburton and Glen Iris in the east. The main suburbs include Armadale, Ashburton, Kooyong, Malvern, Malvern East, and Toorak. There are parts of Camberwell, Carnegie, Glen Iris, Hughesdale, Murrumbeena, Prahran, South Yarra and Windsor.
The division is mainly residential, with retail and commercial interests in a number of suburbs.
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