Hawker, Australian Capital Territory
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Population||2,878 (2011 census)|
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.
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.
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.
- Hawker Primary School - preschool to Year 6
- Belconnen High School - Years 7 to 10
- Hawker College - Year 11/12 school
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