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    Suburb Information for Watson (ACT 2602)

History

Watson was named after the Honourable John Christian Watson (1867-1941). Honourable John Christian Watson was the third Prime Minister of the Commonwealth and first Labour Prime Minister from April - August 1904. He became prominent in Labour movement in 1893 when he was elected as the President of the Sydney Trades and Labour Council at the age of twenty-six. He was also elected to Federal Parliament in 1901 and appointed leader of the Labour Party. He retired in 1910.

The suburb name "Watson" was gazetted on 7 April 1960

Street Naming Theme

Streets in Watson are named after judges.

Facilities

Distance to City GPO:

0.7 km

Closest Major Shopping Centre

CANBERRA CENTRE - 5.6 km

Closest hospital

CALVARY PRIVATE HOSPITAL - 6.6 km

Closest Educational Institutions:

Primary School

MAJURA PRIMARY - 0.6 km

High School

LYNEHAM HIGH, LYNEHAM - 3.3 km

College

DICKSON COLLEGE - 1.6 km

University

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - 6.3 km

(approximate straight line distances)

Profile

Houses: 60.5%
Townhouses: 16.6%
Flats & units: 22.9%
Other: 0.0%
Average age: 35 years
Population: 5,121