Jerrabomberra (district)

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Jerrabomberra
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Geoscience Australia.jpg
Geoscience Australia in Symonston.
Coordinates 35°20′47″S 149°10′40″E / 35.34639°S 149.17778°E / -35.34639; 149.17778Coordinates: 35°20′47″S 149°10′40″E / 35.34639°S 149.17778°E / -35.34639; 149.17778
Population 1,175 (2011 census)[1][2][3][4]
Postcode(s) 2609, 2620
Territory electorate(s) Molonglo
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Localities around Jerrabomberra:
Woden Valley Canberra Central Majura
Tuggeranong ' Queanbeyan
Tuggeranong Tralee Jerrabomberra, NSW

The Jerrabomberra District is a district of Canberra. It is situated to the southeast of South Canberra, south of the Molonglo River, east of Woden Valley and north east of Tuggeranong and west of the New South Wales border. It includes the suburbs of Beard, Hume, Oaks Estate and Symonston and the military communications and logistics facility HMAS Harman. It had a total population of 1,175 in 2011, comprising 595 in Symonston,[2] 308 in Hume (including the Alexander Maconochie Centre),[3] 259 in Oaks Estate and Beard[1] and 13 in Harman.[4] It is named after Jerrabomberra Creek, which runs through it, Jerrabomberra is derived from the Aboriginal word, meaning "afraid of lightning".[5]

Jerrabomberra includes the "urban village" of Oaks Estate, which was formerly part of Queanbeyan, broadacre uses in Symonston (including the headquarters of Geoscience Australia and the Therapeutic Goods Administration), light industry in Hume and Symonston, HMAS Harman and rural areas. It is crossed by the Monaro Highway and Canberra Avenue.

History[edit]

The Jerrabomberra District was designated by the Districts Act of 1966[6] as one of the 18 districts of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Oaks Estate (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Symonston (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hume (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Harman (Statistical Local Area)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jerrabomberra Creek". Place name search. Government of the Australian Capital Territory. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Australian Capital Territory Districts Act 1966 (repealed)". ACT Government. Retrieved 16 February 2014.