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    Suburb Information for Oxley (ACT 2903)

History

Oxley was named after John Joseph William Molesworth Oxley (1783-1828) who was a Explorer and Surveyor-General of New South Wales. He explored a considerable part of the Lachlan and Macquarie Rivers, discovered and named the Castlereagh River, Arbuthnot Range and Liverpool Plains, Hastings River and Port Macquarie. He discovered the Brisbane River in 1823 and was a member of the Legislative Council from 1824 to 1825.

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

Street Naming Theme

The theme for naming streets in Oxley is based on Social Reformers.

Facilities

Distance to City GPO:

1.4 km

Closest Major Shopping Centre

HYPERDOME - 1.4 km

Closest hospital

THE CANBERRA HOSPITAL - 7.4 km

Closest Educational Institutions:

Primary School

MONASH PRIMARY - 1.1 km

High School

WANNIASSA SCHOOL SENIOR CAMPUS - 1.8 km

College

LAKE TUGGERANONG COLLEGE - 1.1 km

University

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - 14.8 km

(approximate straight line distances)

Profile

Houses: 88.7%
Townhouses: 10.7%
Flats & units: 0.7%
Other: 0.0%
Average age: 36 years
Population: 1,785