Fisher, Australian Capital Territory

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Fisher
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Fisher IBMap-MJC.png
Coordinates 35°21′40″S 149°03′25″E / 35.361°S 149.057°E / -35.361; 149.057Coordinates: 35°21′40″S 149°03′25″E / 35.361°S 149.057°E / -35.361; 149.057
Population 3,015 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,880/km2 (4,880/sq mi)
Established 1970
Postcode(s) 2611
Area 1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
District Weston Creek
Territory electorate(s) Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Suburbs around Fisher:
Stirling Waramanga Chifley
Chapman Fisher
Canberra Nature Park

Fisher is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia located in the district of Weston Creek. Fisher was named after Andrew Fisher (1862–1928), coal miner, founding member of the federal parliamentary Labor Party and Prime Minister of Australia for three terms between 1908 and 1915 (ACTLIC, 2004).[2] The theme for the street names in Fisher is Australian mines and mining towns (ACTPLA, 2003).[2]

Fisher shopping centre

Geology[edit]

Laidlaw Volcanics pale to dark grey dacitic tuff is found though most of Fisher except north slice of the suburb which is Deakin Volcanics red-purple and green grey rhyodacite with spherulitic texture.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Fisher (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.