Cook, Mount

Cook, Mount

Cook, Mount, New Zealand: see Aorangi, Mount.

Cook is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Cook is in the district of Belconnen. As of the 2001 Australian Census, the population of Cook was 2,741.

The suburb of Cook is named after Captain James Cook and the sixth Prime Minister of Australia Sir Joseph Cook. The streets in Cook are names after notable women from Australian history.

Suburb amenities

  • Cook has a small shopping centre including a supermarket and Asian restaurant.
  • Cook Primary School was a government run school for children in years K-6. The school was closed at the end of 2007 as part of a rationalisation of primary education across the ACT with most students moving to neighbouring schools in Aranda, Macquarie and Weetangera.
  • Cook Preschool.

Geology

Greywacke from the Ordovician Pittman Formation forms a band down the east of Cook. This has been uplifted on the east side of the Deakin Fault. The fault heads in the north north west direction in Cook. A porphyry of Green-grey Dacitic intrusive containing large white feldspar crystals is found in the north east corner of Cook. Mount Painter Volcanics dark grey to grey green crystal tuff is found in the center and south and south west. Green grey rhyodacite of the Walker Volcanics underlie the north west.

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