Chapman, Australian Capital Territory

Chapman, Australian Capital Territory

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Chapman, Australian Capital Territory

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Chapman is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. It is located in the Weston Creek area.

The suburb is named after Sir Austin Chapman (1864–1926), Member for Eden-Monaro (1901–1926). An enthusiastic advocate for Federation, Chapman was the Member for Braidwood in the NSW Legislative Assembly (1891–1901) and held portfolios in the Deakin and Bruce governments .

The theme for the street names in Chapman is the Australian film industry. 

The local primary school in Chapman is the government run Chapman Primary School on Perry Drive.

Geology

Laidlaw Volcanics pale to dark grey dacitic tuff covers most of Chapman.Shale, sandstone, ashstone and tuff is found near the west end of Rafferty Street.Quaternary alluvium covers up the eastern valley.



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