Suburbs of Canberra
By Chloe Yates 5/6 JS
Themes of Suburbs
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 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.
The streets of Cook follow the theme of being named after Notable Women from Australian history.
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.
The streets of Bruce follow the theme of being named after people and places to do with Australian education.
My choice for the name of a new Suburb in Canberra
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.