Parkes, Australian Capital Territory


Parkes, Australian Capital Territory

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Parkes
state = act
city = Canberra



caption =
lga = South Canberra
postcode = 2600
est = 1922
propval =
pop = 24 (2001 census)
ACTgov = Molonglo
fedgov = Canberra
near-nw = Acton
near-n = Civic
near-ne = Reid
near-e = Campbell
near-w = Yarralumla
near-sw = Capital Hill
near-s = Barton
near-se = Russell
Parkes (postcode: 2600) is an inner suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Located south of the Canberra CBD, Parkes contains the Parliamentary Triangle area. The population of Parkes on census night 2001 was 24 people.

Parkes is named after Sir Henry Parkes, a Federalist, legislator and one of the founders of the Australian Constitution. Streets in Parkes are named after monarchs and constitutional references. [http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/actlic/places/]

Parkes contains many of Canberra's large institutions and contains no residential area.

ee also

Parliamentary Triangle

Notable places

*Commonwealth Park
*Kings Park
*Regatta Point
*Commonwealth Place
*Central Basin of Lake Burley Griffin
*National Carillon
*National Library of Australia
*National Science and Technology Centre
*High Court of Australia
*National Gallery of Australia
*Old Parliament House
*Aboriginal Tent Embassy
*Reconciliation Place
*East Block
*West Block

Geology

The geology of Parkes has been studied in great detail.Canberra Formation, calcareous shale is found in the lower parts. This overlies middle Silurian Camp Hill
Sandstone. The sandstone unconformably overlies the early Silurian Black Mountain Sandstone and State Circle Shale. State Circle Shale is Late Llandovery in a more finely divided time scale and has been dated to 445 ±7 million years old. The State Circle Shale is composed of laminated shales and siltstone. Black Mountain Sandstone is composed of a white quartz sandstone.


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