Chapman, Australian Capital Territory

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Chapman
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Chapman IBMap-MJC.png
Coordinates 35°21′25″S 149°02′24″E / 35.357°S 149.040°E / -35.357; 149.040Coordinates: 35°21′25″S 149°02′24″E / 35.357°S 149.040°E / -35.357; 149.040
Population 2,723 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,430/km2 (3,710/sq mi)
Established 1970
Postcode(s) 2611
Area 1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
District Weston Creek
Territory electorate(s) Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Suburbs around Chapman:
Rivett Stirling Waramanga
Cooleman Ridge Chapman Fisher
Mount Arawang Kambah

Chapman is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. It is located in the Weston Creek area.

Chapman shopping centre

The suburb is named after Sir Austin Chapman (1864–1926), member for Eden-Monaro (1901–1926) NSW Legislative Assembly (1891–1901) and held portfolios in the Deakin and Bruce governments.[2]

The theme for the street names in Chapman is the Australian film industry[2]

The local primary school in Chapman is the government run Chapman Primary School on Perry Drive. The school caters for students from Preschool to Year 6.

Geology[edit]

Laidlaw Volcanics pale to dark grey dacitic tuff covers most of Chapman. Shale, sandstone, ashstone and tuff is found near the west end of Rafferty Street. Quaternary alluvium covers up the eastern valley.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Chapman (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 March 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.