Parkes, Australian Capital Territory

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Parkes
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Aboriginal Embassy, Old Parliament House, roses and bird.jpg
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Location of Parkes, shaded
Coordinates 35°18′S 149°08′E / 35.300°S 149.133°E / -35.300; 149.133Coordinates: 35°18′S 149°08′E / 35.300°S 149.133°E / -35.300; 149.133
Population 0 (2011)[1]
 • Density 0.00/km2 (0.0/sq mi)
Gazetted 20 September 1928
Postcode(s) 2600
Area 3.03 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
District Canberra Central (South Canberra)
Territory electorate(s) Molonglo
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Suburbs around Parkes:
Acton Civic Reid
Yarralumla Parkes Campbell
Capital Hill Barton Russell

Parkes (postcode: 2600) is an inner southern suburb of the Canberra Central district of Canberra, located within the Australian Capital Territory of Australia. Located south-east of the Canberra central business district, Parkes contains the Parliamentary Triangle and many of the national monuments of Australia's capital city.

Parkes is named in honour of Sir Henry Parkes, a Federalist, legislator and one of the founders of the Australian Constitution. Streets in Parkes are named after monarchs and constitutional references.[2]

Parkes contains many of Canberra's large institutions and contains no residential area.

Population[edit]

As at the 2011 census, there were no people living in the suburb of Parkes.[1] However, at the 2006 and the 2001 censuses, there were four people[3] and 27 people[4] respectively living within the suburb's boundaries.

Notable places[edit]

Geology[edit]

The geology of Parkes has been studied in great detail. Canberra Formation, calcareous shale is found in the lower parts. This overlies middle Silurian Camp Hill Sandstone. The sandstone unconformably overlies the early Silurian Black Mountain Sandstone and State Circle Shale. State Circle Shale is Late Llandovery in a more finely divided time scale and it has been dated to 445 ±7 million years old. The State Circle Shale is composed of laminated shales and siltstone. Black Mountain Sandstone is composed of a white quartz sandstone.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Parkes (SLA)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Search for street and suburb names: Parkes". Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate. ACT Government. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Parkes (SSC)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Parkes (SLA)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 December 2013.