- Gordon, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Population: 7,869 (2006 census) 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). It was gazetted on 12 March 1987. Streets are named after sportspersons, an example is Woodfull Loop, named after the captain of the Australian cricket team during the Bodyline test series.
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.
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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.
- ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.
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