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    Suburb Information for Gordon (ACT 2906)

History

The suburb was named after Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870) who was a poet and horseman and arrived in South Australia in 1852. He joined the South Australian Mounted Police as a trooper and served in the Mount Gambier region. He resigned in 1855 and during the next fifteen years worked as a drover, horsebreaker, steeple chase-rider, land speculator, livery stable proprietor and politician. Adam Lindsay Gordon was remembered mainly for his poetry - his first poem The Feud appeared in 1864, followed by Ashtaroth, a Dramatic Lyric, Sea Spray, and Smoke Drift in 1967, and Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes in 1870.

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

Street Naming Theme

Street names in Gordon are named after notable Sportsmen and Sportswomen.

Facilities

Distance to City GPO:

0.7 km

Closest Major Shopping Centre

LANYON MARKETPLACE - 0.7 km

Closest hospital

THE CANBERRA HOSPITAL - 12.4 km

Closest Educational Institutions:

Primary School

GORDON PRIMARY - 0.2 km

High School

LANYON HIGH SCHOOL - 1.1 km

College

MACKILLOP COLLEGE - 3.6 km

University

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - 19.9 km

(approximate straight line distances)

Profile

Houses: 83.4%
Townhouses: 16.6%
Flats & units: 0.0%
Other: 0.0%
Average age: 35 years
Population: 7,763