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    Suburb Information for Banks (ACT 2906)

History

Sir Joseph Banks was a Botanist, Naturalist and Patron of Science and accompanied Captain James Cook in the ship Endeavour which made the first recorded landings on the eastern coast of Australia, especially at Botany Bay (28 April-5 May 1770) and was awarded a degree of Doctor of Civil Law for his scientific contributions on the voyage. Sir Joseph was President of the Royal Society from 1778 until his death and in 1779, strongly recommended Botany Bay as a suitable place for a penal settlement. Sir Joseph always took a close interest in Australian affairs until 1810

The suburb name "Banks" was gazetted on 12 March 1987

Street Naming Theme

Streets in Banks are named after things with botanical significance or relating to natural history.

Facilities

Distance to City GPO:

1.7 km

Closest Major Shopping Centre

LANYON MARKETPLACE - 1.7 km

Closest hospital

THE CANBERRA HOSPITAL - 14.0 km

Closest Educational Institutions:

Primary School

CHARLES CONDER PRIMARY - 0.8 km

High School

LANYON HIGH SCHOOL - 1.2 km

College

MACKILLOP COLLEGE - 5.3 km

(approximate straight line distances)

Profile

Houses: 86.4%
Townhouses: 13.4%
Flats & units: 0.0%
Other: 0.2%
Average age: 32 years
Population: 5,060