Taylor, Australian Capital Territory

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Taylor
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Taylor ACT.jpg
Coordinates 35°08′56″S 149°06′07″E / 35.149°S 149.102°E / -35.149; 149.102Coordinates: 35°08′56″S 149°06′07″E / 35.149°S 149.102°E / -35.149; 149.102
Established 1991
Postcode(s) 2913
District Gungahlin
Territory electorate(s) Molonglo
Federal Division(s) Fenner
Suburbs around Taylor:
Taylor Moncrieff
Casey Ngunnawal Ngunnawal

Taylor is a designated suburb in Gungahlin, Canberra, Australia, though the first land release is yet to be announced. The suburb is named after magazine publisher Florence Taylor OBE, who was editor of and writer for several Australian building industry journals including the influential Building magazine. The suburb is approximately 4 km from the Gungahlin Town Centre and 16 km from the centre of Canberra and bounded by Horse Park Drive. The suburb is located in north Gungahlin near the existing suburb of Ngunnawal and adjacent to the future suburbs of Casey and Moncrieff.

History[edit]

Until 1991, the suburb Taylor was part of the former 'Gold Creek' a 1,594–hectare rural property with the Gold Creek Homestead at its centre.[1]

Geology[edit]

The rocks in Taylor are from the late middle Silurian period. Hawkins volcanics green grey dacite and quartz andesite are in the west. The Canberra Formation is separated by a fault in the east side. It consists of slatey shale and mudstone, with north east trending bands of acid volcanics (dacite and andesite).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newman Chris (2004), Gold Creek, Reflections of Canberra's Rural Heritage, Gold Creek Homestead Working Group.
  2. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.