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Descendants of Thomas Higgins
 and Mary Shell

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This file, and the report, cover 5 generations of the descendants of Thomas Higgins and Mary Shell. Born in England around 1801, this family came to South Australia, a new colony, from Gravesend, London on Thames, Aug 26, 1837, on ship 'Navarino' arriving on 6th December 1837, embarking at Pt. Misery Pt. Adelaide (now called West Lakes). A plaque now marks the spot.

Jill Brewer and Teresa Jack posted some of this information about the families on internet. 

Thomas Aubrey Higgins, is still living in Victoria, Australia. Many notes came from his private family records.

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Descendants of Thomas Higgins

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS HIGGINS was born 1801 in Britain, 
    and died June 20, 1866 in Gawler River. 
    He married MARY SHELL 1823 in England. 
    She was born 1802 in Britain, and
    died November 06, 1873 in Gawler River.

Notes for THOMAS HIGGINS:
This family came to South Australia, a new colony,
from Gravesend, London Aug 26, 1837 on Thames, on ship 'Navarino' 
[Barque constructed in 1808- http://rdblair.mtx.net/shipssa-1837.htm]
arriving on 6th December 1837 embarking at Pt. Misery Pt. Adelaid (now called West Lakes).  A plaque now marks the spot.
He came from England to South Australia in the early days of the Colony


Children of THOMAS HIGGINS and MARY SHELL are:

2. i. LUCINDA HIGGINS
       b. 1824, England; d. 1899.

   ii. EDNA HIGGINS
       b. 1826, presume England; 
       d. June 27, 1903, Murray Town; 
       m. JOHN HENRY STUTTLEY, August 14, 1846; 
           b. Abt. 1825; d. April 15, 1900, Norwood.

3. iii. HENRY HIGGINS
       b. 1830, Wales; 
       d. November 07, 1892, Pt Augusta - Quorn Plot 1412, S. A..

   iv. LOUISA HIGGINS
       b. 1832, presume England; 
       d. November 05, 1899, Gawler River; 
       m. (1) STEPHEN SHUTTER, March 31, 1849; 
                 b. Abt. 1818; d. July 06, 1858, Gawler Plains; 
      m. (2) LUDER KRUDOP, May 27, 1859; b. Abt. 1830.

  v. THOMAS HIGGINS
      b. April 23, 1840, Adelaide; 
      d. 1915, Gawler River, South Australia; 
      m. FANNY WINGATE, March 29, 1861; 
         b. March 14, 1841, Adelaide;
         d. September 06, 1913, Gawler South.

 vi. MARY ANN HIGGINS
      b. September 08, 1844, Adelaide; 
      d. March 12, 1933, Yongola; 
      m. ROBERT MCPHERSON, February 28, 1861; 
           b. Abt. 1831; d. May 14,1898, Yongala.


 Generation No. 2 

2. LUCINDA HIGGINS (THOMAS1) 
    was born 1824 in England, and died 1899. 
    She married JAMES SYMES
                     January 20, 1847 in England. 
                      He was born Abt. 1823.

Notes for LUCINDA HIGGINS:
Posted by: Teresa Jack
Date: December 31, 2000
From the Paper work that I have seen I feel that
Lucina is the correct spelling.
I have her death cert.
Children :- Thomas Henry James Symes 12 Dec 1847,
Emily Symes 24 Nov 1849,
Mary Ann Symes 12 Dec 1849-21 Jan 1849,
Walter Frederick James Symes 8 May 1851,
Alfred Symes 10 Dec 1853-31 Nov 1899,
Oscar John Symes 11 Sep 1855,
Oliver James Symes 8 Oct 1857-27 Jan 1858,
Charles Stephen Symes 19 Dec 1858 - 12 Jan 1859,
Elizabeth Mary Ann Symes 29 Jan 1860,
Mary Matilda Symes 5 Jan 1861,
Oliver James Symes 9 Mar 1864-5 Feb 1843,
Laura Lucina Symes 6 Jan 1866.Posted by: Teresa Jack


Children of LUCINDA HIGGINS and JAMES SYMES are:
   4. i. THOMAS HENRY JAMES SYMES,
          b. December 12, 1847;
          d. 1928, Portland, Victoria, Australia.
      ii. EMILY SYMES
          b. November 24, 1849.
     iii. MARY ANN SYMES
          b. December 12, 1849; 
          d. January 21, 1849.
    iv. WALTER FREDERICK JAMES SYMES
          b. May 08, 1851.
     v. ALFRED SYMES
          b. December 10, 1853.
    vi. OLIVER JAMES SYMES
          b. October 08, 1857; 
          d. January 27, 1858.
   vii. CHARLES STEPHEN SYMES
          b. December 19, 1858; 
          d. January 12, 1859.
   viii. ELIZABETH MARY ANN SYMES
          b. January 29, 1860.
    ix. MARY MATILDA SYMES
          b. January 05, 1861.
    x. OLIVER JAMES SYMES
          b. March 09, 1864.
   xi. LAURA LUCINA SYMES
          b. January 06, 1866.


3. HENRY HIGGINS (THOMAS1) was born 1830 in Wales,
and died November 07, 1892 in Pt Augusta - Quorn Plot
1412, S. A.. 
He married MARY CONDON September 01,1851. 
She was born 1831 in Ireland, and died September 11, 1892 in 17 Jan 1875 -Gawler River - Quorn Plot 1413, SA.

Notes for HENRY HIGGINS:
He came from England to South Australia in the early
days of the Colony and was a farmer near the Gawler
river area of South Australia. He later moved to the
Quorn ara onland there.]
Occupation: Farmer near Gawler River

More About MARY CONDON:
Fact 1: might be Connor, not Condon
Fact 2: married maybe oct 27 1851

Children of HENRY HIGGINS and MARY CONDON are:
5. i. JULIA ANN HIGGINS
       b. July 09, 1853, Gawler River, South Australia; d. March 04, 1932.

ii. MARY ANN ADMIRAL HIGGINS
     b. September 30, 1855, Gawler River; d. January 06, 1928, Quorn, SA; 
     m. EDWARD WOOLARD, January 16, 1886; 
         b. Abt. 1855; d. June 01, 1923, Q.

iii. ELLEN HIGGINS, b. July 07, 1857, Gawler River;
    m. THOMAS GALLAGHER, October 25, 1887; b. Abt. 1855.

iv. ISAAC SHELL HIGGINS
     b. September 09, 1858, Gawler River, South Australia; 
     d. October 24, 1911, Adelaide, South Australia; 
     m. ANNIE O'DONNELL, July 23, 1884; b. Abt. 1855.

6. v. ALBERT OLIVER HIGGINS
        b. January 01, 1862, Gawler River; 
        d. August 15, 1945, Adelaide.

vi. THOMAS HENRY HIGGINS
      b. January 04, 1862, Gawler River, SA; 
      m. DOROTHEA REGINA HOFF, July 12, 1882; b. Abt. 1865.

 Generation No. 3 

4. THOMAS HENRY JAMES SYMES (LUCINDA HIGGINS, THOMAS
     was born December 12, 1847, and 
     died 1928 in Portland, Victoria, Australia. 
     He married SARAH HATCHER in Blakiston SA. 
     She was born 1850 in Wiltshire, UK, and 
     died 1948 in Portland, Victoria, Australia.

Notes for THOMAS HENRY JAMES SYMES:
Posted by: Jill Brewer Date: January 01, 2001
The eldest child of Lucina and James Higgins, Thomas,
married Sarah Hatcher (born 1850, Wiltshire, UK) in Blakiston SA 
(I don't have the date here). 
They had the following children:
- Albert Hurtle Oliver born 4 Jan 1888
- Alice Emma born 10 Jan 1886 married Friend Cleggett 1905
- Charles James born 16 Oct 1877 married Ada Heatly, 1909
- Edith Mary Ann born 8 May 1876 married Walter James Stacey
- Ernest Thomas Reid born 11 Nov 1890 -
- Jane Ethel born 7 April 1884 
   married George William Collins 1909, died 1955 at Bendigo
- Laura Caroline borm 28 Dec 1881 
   married Joseph Ernest Barbary 24 Feb 1904 at Beulah Vic, 
   died 14 Mar 1964 at Bendigo
- Lucilla Sarah Ellen born 30 Sept 1894 died 1895

Thomas and Sarah moved to Portland where they lived
in Gawler Street.
Thomas Henry James Symes died in Portland in 1928 and
Sarah Hatcher/Symes in 1948 in Portland.

The Barbary family history has been extensively
researched (too much to put here) 
and I have information on some of the Collins line.


Children of THOMAS SYMES and SARAH HATCHER are:

    i. EDITH MARY ANN4 SYMES
        b. May 08, 1876; 
       m. WALTER JAMES STACEY.
   ii. CHARLES JAMES SYMES
        b. October 16, 1877;
       m. ADA HEATLY; b. 1909.
  iii. LAURA CAROLINE SYMES
        b. December 28, 1881; 
        d. March 14, 1964, Bendigo; 
        m. JOSEPH ERNEST BARBARY,
            February 24, 1904, Beulah, Victoria, Australia; 
            b. Abt. 1880.
  iv. JANE ETHEL SYMES
        b. April 07, 1884; d. 1955, Bendigo; 
       m. GEORGE WILLIAM COLLINS, 1909; b. Abt.1884.
  v. ALICE EMMA SYMES, b. January 10, 1886; 
       m. FRIEND CLEGGETT, 1905; b. Abt. 1886.
  vi. ALBERT HURTLE OLIVER SYMES, b. January 04, 1888.
  vii. ERNEST THOMAS REID SYMES, b. November 11, 1890.
 viii. LUCILLA SARAH ELLEN, b. September 30, 1894; d. 1895.


5. JULIA ANN HIGGINS 
    (HENRY2, THOMAS1) 
    was born July 09, 1853 in Gawler River, South Australia, 
    and died March 04, 1932. 
    She married FRANCIS MCHUGH March 04,1873. 
          He was born Abt. 1853, and died in Payne.

    Child of JULIA HIGGINS and FRANCIS MCHUGH is:
       i. SYD MCHUGH, b. Abt. 1893.


6. ALBERT OLIVER HIGGINS (HENRY2, THOMAS1) 
    was born January 01, 1862 in Gawler River, 
    and died August 15, 1945 in Adelaide. 
    He married (1) MARY REIN March 23, 1886 in Gawler River, Quorn, SA - at bride's home.  She was born August 25, 1867, and died September 21, 1893 in Quorn - Richmans Valley, Quorn Cemetery plot 1412, SA. 
He married (2) ELLEN SWEENY May 16, 1894. 
She was born Abt. 1862, and died in Richmans Valley,
Quorn Cemetery plot 1412.

Notes for ALBERT OLIVER HIGGINS:
Adelaide Rd area Row 2-3 31E SA West Tee Cemetery

Spent his life in the Quorn area where he worked on
the SA railways. He was twice married.

Tom's notes: He was twice married - first wife had Albert, William,
and Nell Lewis. the second marriage produced three sons, who are Leslie, Troy and Arthur.


More About ALBERT OLIVER HIGGINS:
Fact 1: SA Railways - station master
Fact 2: Lived in Quorn
Occupation: A farmer near Gawler River

Children of ALBERT HIGGINS and MARY REIN are:
7. i. ALBERT WILLIAM HIGGINS
       b. October 29, 1886, 0r 1887 Gawler River, SA; 
       d. December 16, 1952, Mildura.

8. ii. MARY ELLEN HIGGINS
       b. November 19, 1888, Quorn, SA; d. December 1989, Renmark.

9. iii. LESLIE JOHN HIGGINS, b. July 19, 1891, Richmans Valley SA.

    iv. JAMES HENRY HIGGINS, b. November 08, 1892,
           Richmans Valley SA; d. July 12, 1893, Quorn.


Children of ALBERT HIGGINS and ELLEN SWEENY are:
      v. ARTHUR THOMAS HIGGINS, b. April 27, 1902.

10. vi. OSCAR TROY HIGGINS,
          b. October 04, 1905; d. November 17, 1978, Adelaide.

     vii. LESLIE HIGGINS, b. Abt. 1907.


 Generation No. 4 

7. ALBERT WILLIAM HIGGINS 
    (ALBERT OLIVER3, HENRY2, THOMAS1)
    was born October 29, 1886 in 0r 1887 Gawler River, SA, and 
    died December 16, 1952 in Mildura. 
    He married MARY CHENE PEARSONS August 04, 1904 
                                    in Victor Harbour SA. 
    She was born September 07, 1882 in Victor
    Harbour, Hindmarsh Valley, South Australia, and died
    September 19, 1964 in Mildura, Victoria.



Albert William Higgins and Mary Chene Pearsons 
who were married on August 04, 1904 in Victor Harbour, South Australia.


Notes for ALBERT WILLIAM HIGGINS: Mar 01, 1888 - christened - Church of England at Quorn SA. Moved from place to place along the route as the railway from Adelaide to Perth was built, and they had the travelling boarding house, feeding the men building the line.


 
The boarding house was base for men working on the railways. It was moved from place to place along the route as the railway from Adelaide to Perth was built,
and Albert and Mary Higgins took care of the boarding house, and were responsible for feeding the men building the line.




A group of the men who worked on the east-west railway, 
in front of the travelling boarding house.

Various jobs including market gardening when young
Had good head for business.


More About ALBERT WILLIAM HIGGINS:
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Fact 1: Had travelling boarding house on the e-w
railway for years.
Fact 2: Broke in horses for Sir Sydhey Kidman
Fact 3: Mallee wheat farmer
Occupation: Mallee wheat farmer - at Karrawinna.

Notes for MARY CHENE PEARSONS:
Did wonderful crochet - using 40 sewing cotton when
she couldn't afford real crochet cotton - doilies for
the family birthdays, and huge cloths for weddings. 
She was still crocheting when she was over 80.
When the first world war ended, she was in a movie
theatre. When the announcement was made everyone
walked out of the theatre into the street to celebrate.
One day when she dressed Tom in a cream suit, Nell
gave him a chocolate and it ended up all over Tom.
They had a shop for a while. She was a housewife,
ran a boarding house when she was younger.
When she was on the farm at Karrawinna she had more
than 100 hens to gather eggs from.
Sang in a church choir for many years.

More About MARY CHENE PEARSONS:
Fact 1: Did outstanding crochet work
Fact 2: Good singer, like most of her family.



Nan and Pop sit on the porch with their now adult children and their families 

Children of ALBERT HIGGINS and MARY PEARSONS are:

i. MURIEL MARY IRENE HIGGINS
     b. May 10, 1905, Western Australia; 
     d. May 20, 1975, Nowa Nowa, Victoria, Australia; 
     m. (1) LAWRENCE WILLIAM JAMES,
                Abt. 1927, Lochston, South Australia.; 
                b. February 10, 1902; 
                d. December 31, 1964; 
     m. (2) CHARLES HOWARD,
                June 17, 1967; 
                b. October 28, 1900.



Albert William Higgins (Pop) and Mary Chene Pearsons (Nan) are shown sitting with some of their grandchildren.

Notes for MURIEL MARY IRENE HIGGINS:
School teacher for many years.
Opened the Karrawinna School.
Artistic and loved poetry. Painted bark pictures.
Loved gardening.
Lived at Lochston, WA, then Loch Nine for a while, then Loch Seven.
Spent most of her life at Billabong, with grape and poultry farming.
Later in life married Charlie Howard in Nowa Nowa.

More About MURIEL MARY IRENE HIGGINS:
Cause of Death: Heart attack - enlarged heart
Occupation: a school teacher

Notes for LAWRENCE WILLIAM JAMES:
Worked on the lochs for 12 years. - Loch 9, and Loch 7.
Grape and poultry farmer later.

More About LAWRENCE WILLIAM JAMES:
Cause of Death: Run over by tractor.
Occupation: Boat builder and carpenter. farmer

More About CHARLES HOWARD:
Cause of Death: Old age
Fact 1: December 1998, Might be wedding date to Muriel



                   Cyd, Glad, Bill, Mu and Tom Higgins.

ii. GLADYS CHENE HIGGINS,
     b. April 18, 1907, Fremantle, Western Australia; 
     d. May 16, 1989, Adelaide, South Australia.; 
    m. (1) JAMES HENRY WALSH,
          August 15, 1926; b. 1897, Miniup, Victoria; 
   m. (2) CHARLES JARY, Aft. 1956; b. Abt. 1905.

Notes for GLADYS CHENE HIGGINS:
More About GLADYS CHENE HIGGINS:
Cause of Death: Old age
Occupation: School teacher.

iii. OLIVER CYRIL HIGGINS
      b. January 25, 1908; 
      d. March 09, 1973, Horsham, Victoria; 
     m. MARY FRANCIS MAPLE, March 28, 1934, Karawinna, Victoria; 
         b. December 30, 1911.

Notes for OLIVER CYRIL HIGGINS:
Spent most of his life farming - Karrawinna, Tolmie,
and western Victorian areas.
Worked for Horsham city council.
Hard doer - joker.

More About OLIVER CYRIL HIGGINS:
Cause of Death: Stomach operation, developed pneumonia
and died in hospital. 

Notes for MARY FRANCIS MAPLE:
Very good cook and mother.
Farmer's wife.


iv. OSCAR HIGGINS
      b. 1911; d. 1917, Tarcoola.

Notes for OSCAR HIGGINS:
Died - aged 6 or 7 - on the East West Project. . . . 2
days before he died the doctor said he had a cold.
More About OSCAR HIGGINS:
Cause of Death: Diptheria

v. THOMAS AUBREY HIGGINS,
       b. March 03, 1916, Port Augusta, South Australia; 
       m. JOY FRANCES JANE TREVASKIS
            September 06, 1937, Wairewa, Victoria; 
            b. April 29, 1912, Brighton, Victoria.

Notes for THOMAS AUBREY HIGGINS:
Signaller, 2/2 Field Regiment. Served in SW Pacific
- WW 2 - 3 years.
Jul 1978 - Life member of Vic. Rotarians Service League
Life member of Victorian Returned Serviceman League. .. July 1978
Jan 29, 1942 - Inducted - VX73889. Signaller, 2/2 field regiment.
In youth and when first married he worked on the farm
at Karrawinna, Victoria with his father.
Later, in East Gippsland, he became a Forest
Commission employee and officer for 35 years.
Inducted into legacy at Buchan 4th August, 1978
Tom played the accordion all his life, and he and Joy
joined a Bush Band when they became senior citizens -
and were very busy performing all around Gippsland and
at the Melbourne Show.
Tom attended Pine Field State School in South
Australia, Karawinna State School, Kinglake Foremen's
Forestry School 1946.
As a young adult in Mildura Tom bought a pair of
Oxford bags (pants that were all the rage) about 25 inches around the cuff.

Thomas Aubrey Higgins, son of Albert and Mary Higgins
was born March 3r, 1916 at Port Augusta, SA during the
period where his parents were conducting a travelling
boarding house for the workers on the east-west
railway line. When he was three years old, his
parents became farmers, first in SA and later in
Victoria. He attended school at Pinefield, SA and
later Karrawinna, Victoria. He left school 1931, to
work on the family property at Karrawinna.
He became a keen sportsman at an early age, playing
tennis, cricket, and football. He represented the
Millewa league in inter-league football, and on two
occasions was a representative of Millewa-Millewa West
country-week cricket.
At 17 years of age he also became superintendent of
.he Karrawinna Sunday School of 45 pupils.
He married Joy Trevaskis on 6th September 1937, and
they spent the early part of their married life at
Karrawinna, but shortly after Geoffrey was born they
moved to East Gippsland.
Tom worked 31 years with the Forests Commission of
Nowa Nowa, after doing a little charcoal burning in
that area. He spent another 4 years in war service.
He joined the AIF in January 1942, and, after a short
training period at Puckapunyal, was posted to the 10th
Field Regiment and sent, with an Army Division, to
Western Australia. Fear was held that the Japanese
may attempt a landing there, following the bombing of
Broome, Darwin, and other areas. He became a
Signaler Bombardier, and spent 18 months in WA before
the unit returned to Victoria and was broken up.
After completing a jungle-training course at Canungra,
he went as a reinforcement to the 2/2 Field Regiment
at Wondecla on the Atherton tableland. In Oct-Nov 4
he went with the Regiment to New Guinea. At this
time he was a signaler, grade 2. He was discharged
in February '45 and ordered by the Manpower
Directorate to work on the Trevaskis farm at Wairewa.
While in the army Tom did a forestry course from the
Melbourne Technical College passing in this. January
1946 the Forests Commission sent him to Kinglake for a
12-month training course, however after 6 months, due
to a shortage of staff several personal, including
Tom, were sent back to their areas. Now a Staff
Foreman, he later became an Overseer.
The forestry work included supervision of licensees
and employees, bush studies, surveys and traverses;
branding for sleeper cutters, saw mills, pole cutters,
logging operations, and others; and fighting bush fires.

Three more children were added to the Higgins family,
although sadly, Mervyn only lived for one month.
Tom and Joy spent many happy hours with accordion and
piano, fished often, and Tom always loved his sport. 
He played football till he was 40, cricket till 45,
and tennis to 50. He only gave up tennis because it
was interfering with his fishing. He had his own
boat, and with his family and friends, and apart from
fishing the local areas, had many happy fishing
holidays around the Snowy Scheme lakes, and also Lakes
Burrinjuck, Wyangala and Hume.
He kept very busy over the years for many
local organizations. For his works for ex-serviceman
and their dependants, at Nowa Nowa and Bruthen, he was
awarded a life membership of the RSL in 1978. He
also was awarded a life governorship of the Nowa Nowa
Community Health Centre. He was three years
Treasurer and 20 years President of the Nowa Nowa
primary school, and was for 14 years
Secretary-Treasurer of the Nowa Nowa-Lake Tyers
Aboriginal Parish of the Anglican Church. He served
on sports and hall committee and was a Justice of the
Peace for 28 years, this duty being terminated
September 1990 when all those over 72 years of age
were compulsorily retired.
In 1982 he retired to Lake Tyers Beach, having already
spent 8 years in retirement in Nowa Nowa. Having
joined the Lakes Entrance Uniting Church, he spent 5
years as an Elder, and some years as Sunday School
Treasurer. He joined the Lake Tyers Beach Progress
Association. IN 1974 he became a Legate. He was
always involved with music, and was a member of the
Pioneer Bush band, and later, the Aussie Pioneers.
Geoffrey, Yvonne and Bethne with their wonderful
spouses, his fine grandchildren, and their families,
find time to visit and bring great joy.

More About THOMAS AUBREY HIGGINS:
Fact 1: Served in south-west Pacific - WW2 - 3 years
Occupation: Worked for Forest Commission of Victoria, Aust

Notes for JOY FRANCES JANE TREVASKIS:
Joy attended Wairewa State School 3739 and Bairnsdale
high School. she taught at Omeo, Karawinna, Buchan
East, Meringur, Ryton, and Nowa Nowa.
Joy and Tom were married by Rev. Freeman after school
finished on Sept 6, 1937 (3:30 pm) at the "Banks and
Braes" farmhouse in Wairewa. They were attended by
Archie Trevaskis, Richie Trevaskis, Caroline appleby,
and Velma Vickers. Everyone from Hospital Creek,
Upper Hospital Creek and part of Nowa Nowa attended. 
Joy and her mother cooked for the month before the
wedding in a baker's oven.
Joy nursed her mother for several years prior to
Bessie being hospitalized and dying.
Joy was always a strong advocate for her family and
friends. A great organizer, artistic, creative, and always busy.

Joy Frances Jane Higgins, eldest daughter of Mark and
Eveline Bessie Orleana Trevaskis of Mt. Sabine, was
born on 29th April 1912, at the home of Alf and Marion
Holmes, Brighton, Victoria. Two years later Mark
selected property at Upper Hospital Creek, now named
Wairewa. Joy spent her childhood there, with sister
Birdie, and brothers Archie and Richie. Her education
was received there and later at Bairnsdale High School.

Joy commenced teaching in 1930, at Omeo, and taught
also in the Mallee and East and South Gippsland, until
her marriage. She later did emergency teaching, until she was almost 70.

Joy married Tom Higgins at her parents' home, Wairewa,
on 6th September 1937, and they spent the first part
of their married life farming at Karawinna.

After their first child, Geoffrey was born, owing to
drought conditions they left there and went to East
Gippsland. Tom commenced employment with the
Victorian Forests Commission at Nowa Nowa in 1939. 
Their son Geoffrey and daughters Yvonne and Bethne
completed a very happy and close-knit family. Their
second child, Mervyn Albert, had sadly only lived for 1 month.

The family spent much time in service to others. 
Tom, Joy and family have always shared a strong
involvement in church, school, sporting, fishing and
other activities. They have enjoyed music with many
friends. Joy kept in touch with relatives all around
the country, and took a lot of interest in the family
histories and stories. She took her mother into
their home to nurse and care for her in her final years.

Joy was many years organist at St. George's church in
Nowa Nowa. She has loved her gardening, 53 years
with CWA, 52 years Red Cross activities, and earlier
years of school Mothers' Club and church Guild.

Joy has been very artistic and talented, enjoying
various crafts, and many voluntary hours spent
assisting at the local school with music and
handcrafts. She made many beautiful things
including painted fabric articles, shell art,
knitting, crochet, and souvenir goods. For many
years, she made the majority of the flowered wreaths
for Anzac memorial services.

She is a great organizer, with a very quick and active mind.

Her children and spouses, her grandchildren, and great
grandchildren mean much to her, and she has rejoiced in her good fortune.


More About JOY FRANCES JANE TREVASKIS:
Fact 1: In CWA for 53 years
Fact 2: Red Cross aide in Nowa Nowa for many years
Occupation: A school teacher, great wife and mother

vi. WILLIAM LESLIE HIGGINS, b. January 15, 1924,
Renmark, Victoria, Australia; d. October 1998, Near
Geelong, Victoria; m. ELLA MAY LEARSON, January 27,
1943, Werrimul, Vic; b. November 03, 1921, Avoca, Vic.

Notes for WILLIAM LESLIE HIGGINS:
Ordained to Methodist Church of Australia September 1, 1959.

More About WILLIAM LESLIE HIGGINS:
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Fact 1: Ordained Minister of Methodist, then Uniting Church


8. MARY ELLEN HIGGINS
    (ALBERT OLIVER3, HENRY2,THOMAS1)
    
Born November 19, 1888 in Quorn, SA, and
    died December 1989 in Renmark. 
    She married (1) GENT GRANT December 20, 1912. 
                           He was born Abt. 1885. 
    She married (2) SYDNEY A. LEWIS March 20, 1920. 
                          He was born Abt. 1886.

More About MARY ELLEN HIGGINS:
Fact 1: Lived to be 101
Fact 2: On a vineyard in Renmark
Fact 3: Generous and pleasant

More About SYDNEY A. LEWIS:
Fact 1: Supplied wood to the vineyard water pumping stations.
Fact 2: Went to war with his brother Jack

Children of MARY HIGGINS and SYDNEY LEWIS are:
   i. FAYE LEWIS, b. Abt. 1916.
   ii. JEAN LEWIS, b. Abt. 1921; 
       m. JACK LOURE; b. Abt.1915.

Notes for JEAN LEWIS:
Used to help in grape harvest before she got married. 
Split apricots to remove seed and dry them. 
Sixpence a dip tin for this job. Tom Higgins could do 20 tins a day.

More About JEAN LEWIS:
Fact 1: Married her uncle.
Fact 2: Lived in Renmark.

More About JACK LOURE:
Fact 1: Killed in action at beginning of war.
Fact 2: Might have gone from Renmark to Mildura


9. LESLIE JOHN HIGGINS
   
(ALBERT OLIVER3, HENRY2, THOMAS1) 
   Born July 19, 1891 in Richmans Valley SA.
   He married EVA ANDREWS Abt. 1934. She was born February 06, 1914.

    Children of LESLIE HIGGINS and EVA ANDREWS are:
     i. DAPHNE HIGGINS, b. Abt. 1925.
    ii. VAUGHAN HIGGINS, b. Abt. 1935.
   iii. HARVEY HIGGINS, b. Abt. 1937.
   iv. GEORGE HIGGINS, b. Abt. 1938.


10. OSCAR TROY HIGGINS
     
(ALBERT OLIVER3, HENRY2,THOMAS1) 
     was born October 04, 1905, and died November 17, 1978 in Adelaide. 
     He married OLIVE TISCHNER
      She was born Abt. 1907.

Children of OSCAR HIGGINS and OLIVE TISCHNER are:
    i. SON HIGGINS, b. Abt. 1930.
   ii. ADELAIDE HIGGINS, b. Abt. 1932.
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ADDITIONAL SOURCES
South Australian Migrant Shipping (1836-1860)
(Sorted by Date)
http://www.perthdps.com/shipping/index.html

VESSEL ARRIVED DAY MTH YEAR DEPARTED CAPTAIN 
NEWSPAPER SOURCE 

NAVARINO Port Adelaide 06 12 1837 London Warming .06 01 1838 R 

http://www.users.on.net/proformat/pass37.html

Australian Shipping Lists 1837
Ship Date of arrival Departure Port Arrival Port
 
Abeona 29 Jul 1837 Mauritius Pt Adelaide 

Navarino 6 Dec 1837 Blackwall Pt Adelaide 

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~leadbeater/pioneers.html

Earliest pioneers to arrive in South Australia

Ship: Navarino        
Captain, Christopher Abel WARMING [1,3,9]
Arrival: 6 December 1837 Port Adelaide 
           via Nepean Bay, KI (departed Gravesend)
          109 / 200 passengers [1,3], possibly including some crew members:
The list includes the names:
Thomas HIGGINS, wife Mary nee SHELL, 5 children
Lucinda, Edna, Henry, Louisa, son [2,7,14];

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1841 Census
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/1194/emigh.html

SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA
Must be arrival dates in the country

HIGGIN:  Michael - 7 Dec 1840 and wife 
HIGGINS: Anne - 7 Dec 1840 
HIGGINS: Austin - 14 May 1840 and wife and 5 child/ren

HIGGINS: Betsy - 7 Dec 1840 
HIGGINS: Elizabeth - 14 May 1840 
HIGGINS: Henry - 14 May 1840 
HIGGINS: John - 14 May 1840 
HIGGINS: Robert - 16 Nov 1840 and wife and 2 child/ren 
HIGGINS: Samuel - 16 Apr 1840 and wife and 1 child/ren 
HIGGINS: Sarah - 14 May 1840 
HIGGINS: Thomas - 6 Dec 1837 and wife and 5 child/ren

HIGGINS: William - 14 May 1840

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