: 2614, is a suburb of Canberra
, Australian Capital Territory
. Hawker is in the district of Belconnen
The suburb of Hawker is named after Charles Hawker
(1894–1938), Member of the House of Representatives
from 1929–1938 and Federal minister in 1932. Streets in the suburb are named according to the theme of Northern Territory
The centrepiece of the suburb is a group centre
where there are many small businesses and shops like take aways, newsagents, a hotel, and a KFC
. The area supports three schools: Hawker Primary, Belconnen High, and Hawker College (a specialist
senior high school). Combined, these schools cover students from preschool to Year 12.
Hawker is a popular location for sport, and includes the multi-purpose Hawker Playing Fields; Hawker Enclosed Oval, a small football
stadium, centres for tennis
and lawn bowls
; and the Hawker International Softball
In 2006 the residents of Hawker were among the highest earning in Canberra.
age Green grey rhyodacite
of the Walker Volcanics underlie the whole suburb.Off the south west of the suburb and south east of the Pinnacle is a lens of limestone
underneath the rhyodacite.
- - preschool to Year 6
- - Years 7 to 10
- - Year 11/12 school