banks, joseph

Banks, Australian Capital Territory

Banks (postcode 2906) is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. It is the most southerly suburb of Canberra. The suburb is named after Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), the botanist who accompanied Captain James Cook to the Pacific Ocean on which he entered Botany Bay in 1770. The suburb was gazetted on . The theme of the street names is botany or natural history.

Banks is located next to the suburbs of Conder and Gordon. It is bounded by Box Hill Ave, Tom Roberts Ave and Tharwa Drive. Located in the suburb is Beau & Jessie Park and the Banks Oval.

The Rob Roy Nature Park is a hilly region to the east of Banks. The suburb itself slopes gently to the west north west.

There is a small shopping centre in the suburb, on the main internal road: Pockett Avenue.


Alluvium covers the whole suburb. Underneath the alluvium and on the surrounding hills are Deakin Volcanics erupted during the Silurian age at 414 Mya.


See also

  • Place names search. Australian Government, Geoscience Australia. Retrieved on 2008-08-04..

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