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    Suburb Information for Macarthur (ACT 2904)

History

John Macarthur was an Army officer and pastoralist who built Elizabeth Farm House 1793 which was alter renamed to Camden Park Estate. He was a member of reformed Legislative Council of New South Wales from 1829-32 and was one of the principal founders of the Merino Wool Industry in Australia.

The suburb name "Macarthur" was gazetted on 22 March 1982

Street Naming Theme

Street names in Macarthur are associated with the wool industry, for example, those that were graziers, merino stud breeders, wool growers and woolbrokers.

Facilities

Distance to City GPO:

1.0 km

Closest Major Shopping Centre

ERINDALE SHOPPING CENTRE - 3.0 km

Closest hospital

THE CANBERRA HOSPITAL - 7.1 km

Closest Educational Institutions:

Primary School

FADDEN PRIMARY - 1.2 km

High School

CAROLINE CHISHOLM HIGH SCHOOL, CHISHOLM - 1.6 km

College

ERINDALE COLLEGE - 3.3 km

University

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - 14.0 km

(approximate straight line distances)

Profile

Houses: 100.0%
Townhouses: 0.0%
Flats & units: 0.0%
Other: 0.0%
Average age: 39 years
Population: 1,460