Gordon, Australian Capital Territory

Gordon, Australian Capital Territory
Gordon
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Gordon IBMap-MJC.png
Population: 7,869 (2006 census)[1]
Established: 1990
Gazetted: 12 March 1987
Postcode: 2906
District: Tuggeranong
Assembly Electorate: Brindabella
Federal Division: Canberra
Suburbs around Gordon:
Bonython Bonython Calwell
Murrumbidgee River Corridor Gordon Conder
Murrumbidgee River Corridor Murrumbidgee River Corridor Banks

Gordon is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. The postcode is 2906. The suburb is named after the poet Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833–1870).[2] It was gazetted on 12 March 1987.[2] Streets are named after sportspersons, an example is Woodfull Loop, named after the captain of the Australian cricket team during the Bodyline test series.[2]

It is next to the suburbs of Bonython, Conder and Banks. It is located on the west side of Tharwa Drive. Located in the suburb is the Point Hut Pond, with the Point Hut district park. Gordon has a primary school and neighbourhood oval.

View across Gordon towards Mount Rob Roy

Geology

Quaternary alluvium is found in south and center of Gordon. Deakin Volcanics rhyodacitic crystal tuff from the Silurian age is on the surface in the north of the suburb.[3]

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Gordon (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=SSC81201&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  2. ^ a b c Canberra's suburb and street names : origins and meanings. Department of the Environment, Land and Planning. 1992. p. 45. ISBN 1 86331 128 9. 
  3. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.

Coordinates: 35°27′04″S 149°05′06″E / 35.451°S 149.085°E / -35.451; 149.085



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