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Bruce, Australian Capital Territory

Bruce is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Bruce was gazetted as a division on 6 June, 1968 in recognition of Viscount Stanley Melbourne Bruce, the first Chancellor of the Australian National University from 1951 to 1961 The streets in Bruce are named after people and places associated with Australian tertiary education.


As of the 2001 Australian census there were 3,105 people living in Bruce.

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Residential area within Bruce Canberra Stadium Australian Institute of Sport


Bruce is dominated by the greywacke of the Ordovician Pittman Formation. Bands of the black Acton Shale Member are found under University of Canberra and under the Calvary Hospital. Glebe Farm Adamellite is a coarse porphyritic micro adamellite of the Silurian age. It intrudes in the west north and southeast and southwest of University of Canberra. A triangle of Silurian age calcareous shale of the Canberra formation is in the north east of Bruce.

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