Deakin is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
Deakin is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Development began in the 1920s, although the vast majority of the suburb was built after 1945. It is a largely residential suburb. It includes the official residence of the Prime Minister, The Lodge, and the Royal Australian Mint.
Deakin was gazetted in 1928 and is named after Alfred Deakin, second prime minister of Australia. Streets in Deakin are named after Governors, Governors-General and diplomats.Deakin includes several items that are listed by the ACT Heritage Council:
Canberra Girls' Grammar School Boarding House on Melbourne Avenue, which was the original school building with school rooms on the lower floor and boarders on the upper floor. Construction began on 8 May 1927 and was finished in 1928. It is a two-storey building with an attic room designed in the Interwar Tudor Revival style. The Heritage Council says it is significant as a "fine example of Interwar Old English style architecture and one of the very few in Canberra."
10 Gawler Crescent, a Post-War International style residence designed by Alex Jelinek in 1956.
70 Dominion Circuit, which is seen by the Heritage Council as demonstrating "a way of life that is no longer practised. The house and garage remain in original condition, demonstrating the character of a block and dwelling occupied by early middle to upper ranking Canberra public servants from the immediate pre to the immediate post World War 2 period."
The Deakin Anticline (see Geology).The Lodge and the Royal Australian Mint are listed on the Commonwealth Heritage List.
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Population: 1,001 - 10,000
Time zone: UTC +11:00
Area: 3.571 km2
Elevation: 501 to 1000 metres
Town elevation: 595 m
Population number: 2,878
Local Government Area: Unincorporated ACT