Evatt

Evatt

[ev-uht]
Evatt, Herbert Vere, 1894-1965, Australian statesman. He became (1940) a Labor member of the House of Representatives, before being appointed (1941) attorney general and then minister of foreign affairs. During World War II, Evatt was the Australian member of the Pacific War Council and a delegate to the UN Conference in 1945, where he championed the rights of the smaller nations and urged international control of atomic energy. In 1948-49 he was president of the UN General Assembly. He later led the Labor opposition in Parliament. Among his many books is The Task of Nations (1949).

See biography by K. Tennant (1971).

Evatt is a suburb in the Belconnen district of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. It lies between the suburbs of McKellar, Belconnen, Florey, Melba and Spence. The postcode is 2617. It is named after Herbert Vere Evatt (1894-1965) who was a leader of the opposition in the 1950s. The suburb was gazetted on 2 November 1972. Streets in the suburb are named after people associated with parliament, and law professionals.

Evatt has three neighbourhood ovals: Evatt Neighbourhood Oval, adjacent to Evatt Primary School; South West Evatt Oval, and St Monicas School oval. Evatt is bordered by Copland drive, Owen Dixon drive, William Webb drive and Ginninderra drive. Evatt has three local primary schools: Evatt Primary School, Miles Franklin Primary School and St. Monica's Primary School.

Geology

A porphyry of Green-grey Dacitic intrusive containing large white feldspar crystals is found under almost all of Evatt including all north of Moynihan St. Glebe Farm Adamellite intrusion forms a strip a couple of hundred meters wide coming from the east of the suburb just to the south of Moynihan St. Green grey dacitic tuff from the Hawkins Volcanics occur in the south west corner. This corner is cut by the Deakin fault near Brebner St. Right in the very south west corner is a patch of calcareous shale.

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