O'Connor is an affluent suburb of Canberra, Australia in the North Canberra district characterised by its leafy, heritage listed streets.
O'Connor is an affluent suburb of Canberra, Australia in the North Canberra district characterised by its leafy, heritage listed streets. It was named after Richard Edward O'Connor (1851–1912), who was a judge in the High Court and a founder of the Australian constitution. Street names in O'Connor are named after explorers, Australian flora, legislators and pioneers. The suburb name was gazetted on 20 September 1928.O'Connor is bounded by Wattle and David streets, and also includes the Bruce/O'Connor ridge nature reserve, the hilly area with many trees that lies between the houses in O'Connor, and the Australian Institute of Sport (in the suburb of Bruce). Sports such as soccer, rugby and cricket are often played at the ovals at O'Connor district playing fields.
O'Connor has a small shopping centre with a pub/bar, small grocery store, a couple of restaurants and a pharmacy.
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Population: 1,001 - 10,000
Time zone: UTC +11:00
Area: 4.118 km2
Elevation: 501 to 1000 metres
Town elevation: 571 m
Population number: 5,481
Local Government Area: Unincorporated ACT