Suburbs of Canberra

By Chloe Yates 5/6 JS

Themes of Suburbs

In 1927 it was decided that suburb and street names within the ACT follow a theme.


Canberra's suburbs are named after notable Australians.


The streets within the suburbs are named according to our geography, heritage and history.

The Suburbs of Canberra that I have researched

Cook

Cook is named after:


The suburb of Cook is named after Captain James Cook and Sir Joseph Cook (pictured). Captain James Cook was in the First Fleet and Sir Joseph Cook was Australia's sixth Prime Minister.


Theme:


The streets of Cook follow the theme of being named after Notable Women from Australian history.




Bruce

Bruce is named after:


The suburb of Bruce is named after Viscount Stanley Bruce (pictured). Viscount Stanley Bruce was the first Chancellor of the Australian National University and the eighth Prime Minister of Australia.


Theme:


The streets of Bruce follow the theme of being named after people and places to do with Australian education.




Richardson

Richardson is named after:


The suburb of Richardson is named after an author called Ethel Richardson (pictured). She wrote books using a boys name - Henry Handel Richardson.


Theme:


The streets of Richardson follow the theme of being named after writers and in particular female writers.




Forrest

Forrest is named after:


The suburb of Forest is named after Sir John Forrest (pictured). Sir John Forrest was an explorer.


Theme:


The streets of Forrest follow the theme of being named after explorers and governors.




Duffy

Duffy is named after:


The suburb of Duffy is named after Sir Charles Gavan Duffy (pictured). Sir Gavan Duffy was a Prominent Federalist.


Theme:


The streets of Duffy follow the theme of being named after Australia dams and reservoirs.




Barton

Barton is named after:


The suburb of Barton is named after Sir Edmund Barton (pictured). Sir Edmund Barton was the first Prime Minister of Australia.


Theme:


The streets of Barton follow the theme of being named after Governors.




My choice for the name of a new Suburb in Canberra

BANJO


Name of new suburb:


Banjo would be the name of my new suburb. It would be named after Andrew Barton "Banjo" Patterson (1864 - 1941). Banjo Patterson was a famous poet, ballad writer, journalist and horseman.



Theme of new suburb:


The streets of the suburb would follow the theme - names of poems Banjo has written and/or names of other famous Australian Poets.



Why I think Banjo is a good name:


When he died he was regarded as the main folk poet of Australia and is represented on the Australian $10 note.






John Williamson Waltzing Matilda