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    Suburb Information for Barton (ACT 2600)

History

The suburb is named after Right Honourable Sir Edmund Barton (1849-1920) who was Australia’s first Prime Minister who held office from 1901 to 1903. Sir Edmund was a Barrister and Member of the New South Wales Parliament and one of the leading workers for Federation, serving on the Committee which prepared the draft for the Constitution. He resigned from Parliament in 1903 to become the Senior Puisne Judge of the newly constituted High Court of Australia.

The suburb name "Barton" was gazetted on 20 September 192

Street Naming Theme

Street names in Barton are named after Governors.

Facilities

Distance to City GPO:

1.0 km

Closest Major Shopping Centre

CANBERRA CENTRE - 3.0 km

Closest hospital

THE CANBERRA HOSPITAL - 5.5 km

Closest Educational Institutions:

Primary School

TELOPEA PRIMARY SCHOOL, BARTON - 0.9 km

High School

TELOPEA HIGH SCHOOL, BARTON - 0.9 km

College

AUST. FEDERAL POLICE COLL - 0.4 km

University

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - 3.6 km

(approximate straight line distances)

Profile

Houses: 12.6%
Townhouses: 4.3%
Flats & units: 83.1%
Other: 0.0%
Average age: 38 years
Population: 1,186