Hawker, Australian Capital Territory

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Hawker
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Hawker IBMap-MJC.png
Population 2,878 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,510/km2 (3,920/sq mi)
Established 1972
Postcode(s) 2614
Area 1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
District Belconnen
Territory electorate(s) Ginninderra
Federal Division(s) Fraser
Suburbs around Hawker:
Higgins Scullin Page
Hawker Weetangera

Hawker (postcode: 2614) is a suburb of the Belconnen district of Canberra, located within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

The suburb of Hawker is named after Charles Hawker (1894–1938), Member of the House of Representatives from 1929–1938 and Federal minister in 1932. Streets in the suburb are named according to the theme of Northern Territory pastoral stations.[2]

Features and location[edit]

The centrepiece of the suburb is a group centre where there are many small businesses and shops like take aways, newsagents, a hotel, and a KFC. The area supports three schools: Hawker Primary, Belconnen High, and Hawker College (a specialist senior high school). Combined, these schools cover students from preschool to Year 12.

Hawker is a popular location for sport, and includes the multi-purpose Hawker Playing Fields; Hawker Enclosed Oval, a small football (soccer) stadium, centres for tennis and lawn bowls; and the Hawker International Softball Centre.

In 2006 the residents of Hawker were among the highest earning in Canberra.[3]

Political representation[edit]

For the purposes of Australian federal elections for the House of Representatives, Hawker is in the Division of Fraser.[4]

For the purposes of Australian Capital Territory elections for the ACT Legislative Assembly, Hawker is in the Ginninderra electorate.[5]

Geology[edit]

Silurian age Green grey rhyodacite of the Walker Volcanics underlie the whole suburb. Off the south west of the suburb and south east of the Pinnacle is a lens of limestone and shale underneath the rhyodacite.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hawker (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hawker (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Fraser (ACT)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Electorates 2012 election". Electorates. ACT Electoral Commission. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°14′38″S 149°02′17″E / 35.244°S 149.038°E / -35.244; 149.038