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Russell, Australian Capital Territory

Russell
Australian Capital Territory
Russell as viewed from Northcott Drive, to its immediate east c. 2009
Russell is located in Australian Capital Territory
Russell
Russell
Coordinates35°17′49″S 149°09′01″E / 35.29694°S 149.15028°E / -35.29694; 149.15028
Population0 (SAL 2016)[1][2]
Postcode(s)2600
Elevation580 m (1,903 ft)
Location
DistrictNorth Canberra
Territory electorate(s)Kurrajong
Federal division(s)Canberra
Suburbs around Russell:
Parkes Campbell Campbell
Parkes Russell Mount Pleasant
Barton Lake Burley Griffin Fyshwick
Russell, Canberra from Regatta Point, looking across Lake Burley Griffin

Russell is a suburb of Canberra, Australia in the North Canberra district. Russell is one of the smallest suburbs in Canberra, comprising a number of government offices but no private residences. It is probably best known for the headquarters of the Australian Defence Force, which is housed in the Russell Offices complex.

It is bounded by Morshead Drive, Parkes Way and Constitution Avenue. Mount Pleasant lies just to the east, between Russell and Duntroon (which is part of the suburb of Campbell). The Australian American War Memorial is located in Russell. To the west lies Kings Park and Grevillea Park, on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin.

The suburb name has been associated with the locality for many years; Surveyor Charles Scrivener gave the name 'Russell' to an adjacent trigonometrical station in about 1910 and later adopted the name for an early settlement in the locality. The streets in Russell are named after armed services personnel.[3]

Geology

Most of Russell is dominated by the lowest layer of the Ainslie Volcanics, a grey dacite and other erupted particles such as agglomerate and tuff. Tertiary age pebbly gravels are around Parkes Way left from when the Molonglo river was at a higher level.[4]

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Russell (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Russell (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2016 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  4. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.
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