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    Suburb Information for Scullin (ACT 2614)

History

Scullin was named after James Henry Scullin (1876-1953) who was Prime Minister from 1929 to 1931. James Scullin entered Federal Parliament in 1910. He lost his seat in 1913 and then became Editor of Echo which was a radical Ballarat newspaper. He was then re-elected to Parliament in 1922 and became Prime Minister in 1929, he was then defeated in the 1931 election. He then resigned leadership in 1935.

The suburb name "Scullin" was gazetted on 6 June 1968

Street Naming Theme

Streets in Scullin are named after aviators.

Facilities

Distance to City GPO:

1.1 km

Closest Major Shopping Centre

KIPPAX FAIR - 2.2 km

Closest hospital

CALVARY PRIVATE HOSPITAL - 4.8 km

Closest Educational Institutions:

Primary School

ST MATTHEW'S PRIMARY SCHOOL - 0.7 km

High School

BELCONNEN HIGH SCHOOL, HAWKER - 1.4 km

College

ST FRANCIS XAVIER COLLEGE - 1.2 km

University

UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA, BRUCE - 4.2 km

(approximate straight line distances)

Profile

Houses: 77.6%
Townhouses: 14.6%
Flats & units: 7.8%
Other: 0.0%
Average age: 36 years
Population: 2,814