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Oxley, Australian Capital Territory

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Population  1,786 (2011 census)
Postcode(s)  2903
Territory electorate(s)  Brindabella
Founded  1985
Postal code  2903
Federal division  Division of Canberra
Established  1985
District  Tuggeranong
Oxley  Greenway
Area  108 ha
Gazetted  22 March 1982
Oxley, Australian Capital Territory

Oxley (postcode 2903) is the smallest suburb in Canberra. It is located in the district of Tuggeranong. The suburb is named after the explorer John Joseph William Molesworth Oxley (1783 to 1828), who explored parts of New South Wales. It was gazetted on 22 March 1982 and first settled in 1985. Streets are named after social reformers and the suburb has an area of 1.08 km².

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Map of Oxley ACT 2903, Australia

It is next to the suburbs of Greenway, Wanniassa and Monash and is bounded by Drakeford Drive, Taverner Street and Erindale Drive.

Geology

Deakin Volcanics green grey, purple and cream rhyolite occurs over most of the suburb and Deakin Volcanics green grey and purple rhyodacite is found in the far south east corner. These rocks are from 414 mya in the Silurian period.

References

Oxley, Australian Capital Territory Wikipedia


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