Australian Capital Territory
A locality name derived from an Aboriginal word which is held to mean 'meeting place'.
Canberra covers an area of approximately 1 900 sq km from the whole of Weston Creek, Woden Valley, Stromlo, Tuggeranong, Oaks Estate, the south Canberra suburbs of Yarralumla, Parkes, Forrest, Deakin, Red Hill, the industrial area of Hume and the remainder of the ACT to the south and west of the Murrumbidgee River. It also includes those Norfolk Island residents entitled to enrol in the Australian Capital Territory.
Mainly residential with some light industry at Hume, tourism, and retail industries. Many people who reside in the division of Canberra are employed by the government.
1974 (Prior to 1974 – Australian Capital Territory.)
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For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.