Parkes, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Location of Parkes, shaded
|• Density||0.00/km2 (0.0/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||20 September 1928|
|Area||3.03 km2 (1.2 sq mi)|
|District||Canberra Central (South Canberra)|
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.
Parkes contains many of Canberra's large institutions and contains no residential area.
As at the 2011 census, there were no people living in the suburb of Parkes. However, at the 2006 and the 2001 censuses, there were four people and 27 people respectively living within the suburb's boundaries.
- Aboriginal Tent Embassy
- Commonwealth Park
- Commonwealth Place
- East Block
- Kings Park
- Central Basin of Lake Burley Griffin
- High Court of Australia
- National Carillon
- National Library of Australia
- National Gallery of Australia
- National Portrait Gallery
- National Rose Garden
- National Science and Technology Centre
- Old Parliament House
- Reconciliation Place
- Regatta Point
- West Block
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.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Parkes (SLA)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- "Search for street and suburb names: Parkes". Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate. ACT Government. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Parkes (SSC)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Parkes (SLA)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 December 2013.