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    Suburb Information for Gowrie (ACT 2904)

History

The suburb is named after the Earl of Gowrie, otherwise known as Brigadier-General Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven (1872-1955). The Earl of Gowrie was the Governor of south Australia from 1928-34. He was also the Governor of New South Wales from 1935-36 and was the Governor-General from 1936-44.

The suburb name "Gowrie" was gazetted on 5 August 1975

Street Naming Theme

Street names in Gowrie are named after Armed Service Personnel.

Facilities

Distance to City GPO:

1.3 km

Closest Major Shopping Centre

ERINDALE SHOPPING CENTRE - 1.1 km

Closest hospital

THE CANBERRA HOSPITAL - 7.4 km

Closest Educational Institutions:

Primary School

GOWRIE PRIMARY - 0.2 km

High School

CAROLINE CHISHOLM HIGH SCHOOL, CHISHOLM - 1.3 km

College

ERINDALE COLLEGE - 1.5 km

University

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - 14.7 km

(approximate straight line distances)

Profile

Houses: 99.6%
Townhouses: 0.4%
Flats & units: 0.0%
Other: 0.0%
Average age: 40 years
Population: 3,072