Conder, Australian Capital Territory

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Conder
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Conder IBMap-MJC.png
Coordinates 35°27′29″S 149°05′49″E / 35.458°S 149.097°E / -35.458; 149.097Coordinates: 35°27′29″S 149°05′49″E / 35.458°S 149.097°E / -35.458; 149.097
Population 5,313 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,181/km2 (3,060/sq mi)
Established 1991
Gazetted 12 March 1987
Postcode(s) 2906
Area 4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
District Tuggeranong
Territory electorate(s) Brindabella
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Suburbs around Conder:
Gordon Calwell Theodore
Gordon Conder Nature Reserve
Gordon Banks Nature Reserve

Conder is one of three suburbs in the Lanyon Valley in Canberra, Australia. It lies in the district of Tuggeranong. The three suburbs are presently (as of 2011) the southernmost suburbs of the city, although the small settlement of Tharwa exists only a short distance further south.

Named after artist Charles Conder,[2] the suburb of Conder extends from the slopes of Tuggeranong Hill to the valley floor. Conder is home to the valley's main services including the Lanyon Market Place, Lanyon High School and one of the four Vikings clubs in Canberra. Also included in the suburb are St Clare of Assisi Primary School, Charles Conder Primary School, a youth centre, child care centre and a family services centre.

Panorama of Conder and the Lanyon Valley

Just like the name of the suburb, the streets of Conder are named after artists, including members of the Heidelberg School and places associated with that school.[2] Among those recognised are Russell Drysdale and Tom Roberts.[3]

Major developments in Conder including "Eastern Valley Rise" and "The Landscape" have seen the Lanyon Valley's population grow rapidly.

Geology[edit]

red tuff from Tuggeranong Hill in Conder
Ignimbrite from Tuggeranong Hill near Conder

Quaternary Alluvium covers the whole suburb. Underneath the alluvium and on the surrounding hills are Deakin Volcanics erupted during the Silurian age at 414 Mya. These include ignimbrite and tuff[4]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Conder (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 February 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Canberra's suburb and street names : origins and meanings. Department of the Environment, Land and Planning. 1992. p. 26. ISBN 1-86331-128-9. 
  3. ^ Canberra's suburb and street names : origins and meanings. Department of the Environment, Land and Planning. 1992. p. 32. ISBN 1-86331-128-9. 
  4. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.

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