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Source: The Bulletin, 1 February, 1939, p.33
J. B. Higginson J. B. Higginson i(A1329 works by) (a.k.a. Jack Higginson; John Bingham Higginson)
Also writes as: J. B. H.
Born: Established: 27 Oct 1873 Claverton, Wyandra, Cunnamulla area, South West Queensland, Queensland, ; Died: Ceased: 26 Jan 1939 Springwood, Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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Jack Higginson was a journalist and poet. He was the son of Queensland station manager James Clinton Higginson, and his wife Elizabeth (nee Ord), and he spent a good part of his early life living on cattle and sheep stations in western and central Queensland. He was educated at Brisbane Grammar School, where he excelled at sport. In 1896 he briefly represented Queensland at Rugby Union. During the Boer War, he volunteered and served in the 2nd Queensland Contingent. In the years following the Boer War, he then worked in the colonial administration in New Guinea, before turning to journalism. During World War I, he again volunteered and served as an officer in the 1st Light Horse Brigade. Full details of Higginson's journalism career remain to be established, however at various points he is known to have worked on newspapers at Charters Towers, Brisbane (Truth), Melbourne (Punch) and Sydney. He joined the Sydney Bulletin as a columnist in March 1927, and remained there until his death in January 1939.

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  • Higginson might also have been the author 'J.H.', whose works appeared in the Bulletin in the 1890s and in the earlier decades of the 20th century. However, this remains to be established.

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