The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Higgins, Right Rev. Joseph
Higgins, Right Rev. Joseph, D.D., Titular Bishop of Antifelle and Bishop Auxiliary of Sydney, N.S.W., was born in Westmeath, Ireland, in 1839, was educated at Maynooth College, and, having been ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Church at Maynooth in 1863, was for some time President of the Roman Catholic Seminary at Navan, and subsequently parish priest of Castletown, Delvin, Ireland. Dr. Higgins was consecrated bishop at Navan on March 31st, 1889, by the Archbishop of Dublin, and arrived in Sydney as coadjutor to Cardinal Moran in June 1889.