Hackett, Australian Capital Territory

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Hackett
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Hackett IBMap-MJC.png
Population 2,914 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,530/km2 (3,970/sq mi)
Established 1960
Postcode(s) 2602
Area 1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
District North Canberra
Territory electorate(s) Molonglo
Federal Division(s) Fraser
Suburbs around Hackett:
Watson Watson Canberra Nature Park
Dickson Hackett Canberra Nature Park
Ainslie Canberra Nature Park Canberra Nature Park

Hackett is an Inner North suburb of Canberra. It was named after Sir John Winthrop Hackett (1848–1916), who was a newspaper editor and worker for the Federation of Australia. Streets in Hackett are named after scientists.[2]

Hackett is next to Watson, Dickson and Ainslie. It is bounded by Antill Street and Philip Avenue, and the Canberra Nature Park of Mount Ainslie/Mount Majura, with Mount Majura located behind Hackett to the east. Hackett has a neighbourhood oval, and shopping centre.

Hackett sign
Hackett oval


Geology[edit]

Aerial view of Hackett from north east

Calcareous shales from the Canberra Formation is overlain by Quaternary alluvium. This rock is the limestone of the original title of Canberra "Limestone Plains". The higher eastern side of Hackett is on top of the lowest layer of the Ainslie Volcanics, a grey Dacite and other erupted particles such as agglomerate and tuff.[3]

Particular street names[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hackett (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.

Coordinates: 35°14′53″S 149°09′46″E / 35.24806°S 149.16278°E / -35.24806; 149.16278