Pearce, Australian Capital Territory

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Pearce
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Pearce IBMap-MJC.png
Population 2,543 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,870/sq mi)
Established 1967
Postcode(s) 2607
Area 1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
District Woden Valley
Territory electorate(s) Brindabella
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Suburbs around Pearce:
Chifley Chifley Phillip
Canberra Nature Park Pearce Mawson
Canberra Nature Park Torrens Mawson
Looking up Parkhill Street, Pearce, towards Mount Taylor.
Pearce shopping village.
Noticeboards at Pearce shopping village.

Pearce is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Woden.[2] The postcode is 2607. It was named after the longest-serving Senator and longest-serving Minister in Australia's federal history, Sir George Pearce.[3]

Pearce adjoins the suburbs of Torrens, Mawson and Chifley. It is bordered by Beasley St to the south, Melrose and Athllon drives to the east and the Mount Taylor nature reserve to the west; a green corridor forms the northern border with Chifley. Located in the suburb are Marist College, Melrose High School and Sacred Heart Primary School, a shopping centre and a neighbourhood oval.

Geology[edit]

Deakin Volcanics green-grey and purple rhyodacite is in the northern half and under Quaternary alluvium in the south. In the upper parts of the suburb are two patches of Deakin Volcanics green grey, purple and cream rhyolite. Further up Mount Taylor are Deakin Volcanics red-purple and green grey rhyodacite and porphyry.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Pearce (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Place names search, Geoscience Australia
  3. ^ "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.

Coordinates: 35°21′43″S 149°05′06″E / 35.362°S 149.085°E / -35.362; 149.085