Forde is a northern suburb of the Canberra, Australia district of Gungahlin.
Forde is a northern suburb of the Canberra, Australia district of Gungahlin.It is named in honour of Frank Forde, who served as Prime Minister of Australia for a week in 1945 following the untimely death of John Curtin. The suburb abuts the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and is adjacent to the suburbs of Amaroo, Throsby and Bonner. The suburb is bound to the south and west respectively by Horse Park Drive and Gundaroo Road. Settlement of the suburb began in 2008 and it had an estimated population of 4,308 at the 2016 census.
Europeans first settled Canberra and surrounding region during the 1830s which was known as Ginninderra. A road between Murrumbateman and Bungendore passed through nearby Mulligans Flat. A row of mature trees mark the alignment of the coach route to Bungendore. The remains of the historic site of the Mulligans Flat schools as well as hut sites, old fences, drays, sheep shearing sheds and farm machinery area are also scattered across the area. Three farms namely Stray Leaf, East View and Mulligans Flat predate the founding of the suburb.
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Population: 1,001 - 10,000
Time zone: UTC +11:00
Area: 1.917 km2
Elevation: 501 to 1000 metres
Town elevation: 643 m
Population number: 4,308
Local Government Area: Unincorporated ACT