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    Suburb Information for Spence (ACT 2615)

History

Spence was named after William Guthrie Spence (1846-1926). William Guthrie was a prominent labour leader and was ‘father’ of the Australian Workers’ Union. He was a Member of the First House of Representatives 1901 and was Postmaster-General from 1914-15. William Guthrie was Vice-President of the Executive Council from 1916-17.

The suburb name "Spence" was gazetted on 2 November 1972

Street Naming Theme

Street names in Spence are named after trade unionists.

Facilities

Distance to City GPO:

2.8 km

Closest Major Shopping Centre

BELCONNEN MALL - 4.4 km

Closest hospital

CALVARY PRIVATE HOSPITAL - 6.1 km

Closest Educational Institutions:

Primary School

MT ROGERS PRIMARY SCHOOL, MELBA - 1.3 km

High School

MELBA COPLAND HIGH SCHOOL, MELBA - 2.2 km

College

MELBA COPLAND COLLEGE, MELBA - 1.6 km

University

UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA, BRUCE - 4.8 km

(approximate straight line distances)

Profile

Houses: 95.5%
Townhouses: 2.2%
Flats & units: 2.2%
Other: 0.0%
Average age: 38 years
Population: 2,559