Campbell, Australian Capital Territory

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Campbell
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Campbell IBMap-MJC.png
Population 4,928 (2011)[1]
 • Density 770/km2 (1,994/sq mi)
Established 1928
Postcode(s) 2612
Area 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
District North Canberra
Territory electorate(s) Molonglo
Federal Division(s) Fraser
Suburbs around Campbell:
Braddon Ainslie Mount Ainslie
Reid Campbell Mount Ainslie
Russell
Parkes
Fyshwick Pialligo

Campbell (postcode: 2612) is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Covering an area to the South East of the central business district, Campbell sits at the base of Mount Ainslie. On Census night 2011, Campbell had a population of 4,928 people.[1]

A view of Getting Crescent, Campbell, in mid autumn

The suburb of Campbell is named after Robert Campbell, the owner of Duntroon station on which Campbell is now located.[2] Many buildings built by Robert Campbell and his family are still standing around Canberra, including Blundell's Cottage, St John the Baptist Church, Reid, Duntroon House (now part of RMC Duntroon) and Yarralumla House (now Government House).

Located in Campbell are the Australian War Memorial, Royal Military College, Duntroon, the Australian Defence Force Academy, and the CSIRO Corporate Headquarters. Also with addresses in the suburb are the 'Ainslie Village' accommodation centre for people with special needs and the Campbell Park Offices.

Schools located in the suburb include Campbell High School, Campbell Primary School and Canberra Grammar Northside Infant School.

Geology[edit]

Most of Campbell is dominated by the lowest layer of the Ainslie Volcanics, a grey dacite and other erupted particles such as agglomerate and tuff. In the north is grey quartz andesite, a higher layer of the Ainslie Volcanics. In the north east is cream rhyolite from the highest layer of the Ainslie Volcanics. The Ainslie Volcanics were formed in the Silurian period. A layer of the Tertiary age pebbly gravels is around Anzac Parade, left over from when the Molonglo river was at a higher level.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Campbell (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 

Coordinates: 35°17′17″S 149°09′14″E / 35.28806°S 149.15389°E / -35.28806; 149.15389