Jerrabomberra (district)

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Jerrabomberra
Canberra,  Australian Capital Territory
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Geoscience Australia in Symonston.
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Jerrabomberra
Coordinates 35°20′47″S149°10′40″E / 35.34639°S 149.17778°E / -35.34639; 149.17778 Coordinates: 35°20′47″S149°10′40″E / 35.34639°S 149.17778°E / -35.34639; 149.17778
Population1,240 (2016 census) [1] [2] [3]
Postcode(s) 2609, 2620
Territory electorate(s) Kurrajong
Federal division(s)
Localities around Jerrabomberra:
Woden Valley Canberra Central Majura
Tuggeranong Jerrabomberra Queanbeyan
Tuggeranong Tralee Jerrabomberra, NSW

The Jerrabomberra District is a district of Canberra. It is situated to the southeast of South Canberra, south of the Molonglo River, east of Woden Valley and north east of Tuggeranong and west of the New South Wales border. It includes the suburbs of Beard, Hume, Oaks Estate and Symonston and the military communications and logistics facility HMAS Harman. At the 2016 census, it had a total population of 1,240, comprising 559 in Symonston, [2] 430 in Hume (including the Alexander Maconochie Centre) [3] and 251 in Oaks Estate and Beard [1] At the 2011 census, 13 also lived in Harman. [4] It is named after Jerrabomberra Creek, which runs through it, Jerrabomberra is derived from the Aboriginal word, meaning "afraid of lightning". [5]

Jerrabomberra includes the "urban village" of Oaks Estate, which was formerly part of Queanbeyan, broadacre uses in Symonston (including the headquarters of Geoscience Australia and the Therapeutic Goods Administration), light industry in Hume and Symonston, HMAS Harman and rural areas. It is crossed by the Monaro Highway and Canberra Avenue.

History

The Jerrabomberra District was designated by the Districts Act of 1966 [6] as one of the 18 districts of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Oaks Estate (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Symonston (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  3. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hume (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  4. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Harman (Statistical Local Area)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  5. "Jerrabomberra Creek". Place name search. Government of the Australian Capital Territory . Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  6. "Australian Capital Territory Districts Act 1966 (repealed)" (PDF). ACT Government. Retrieved 16 February 2014.