Taylor, Australian Capital Territory

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Taylor
Canberra,  Australian Capital Territory
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Taylor
Coordinates 35°08′56″S149°06′07″E / 35.149°S 149.102°E / -35.149; 149.102 Coordinates: 35°08′56″S149°06′07″E / 35.149°S 149.102°E / -35.149; 149.102
Established1991
Postcode(s) 2913
District Gungahlin
Territory electorate(s) Molonglo
Federal division(s) Fenner
Suburbs around Taylor:
Taylor Jacka
Casey Ngunnawal Moncrieff

Taylor is a suburb in Gungahlin, Canberra, Australia. Development of the suburb began in 2017. It is named after magazine publisher Florence Mary Taylor, 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 to the south by Horse Park Drive. One Tree Hill lies to the northwest on the border with New South Wales. The suburb is located in north Gungahlin adjacent to the suburbs of Moncrieff, Casey, Jacka and Ngunnawal.

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History

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]

Local facilities

A public primary school, Margaret Hendry School, opened in 2019 and has capacity for 600 students. It caters to preschool through to year 6 students from the North Gungahlin suburbs of Taylor, Jacka, Moncrieff and Casey (a shared priority enrolment area for Gold Creek School). [2]

Taylor District Playing Fields has 2 rectangle playing fields and is located directly adjacent to Margaret Hendry School.

Geology

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). [3]

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References

  1. Newman Chris (2004), Gold Creek, Reflections of Canberra's Rural Heritage, Gold Creek Homestead Working Group.
  2. "School of the future – Margaret Hendry". Our Canberra. ACT Government. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.