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Kambah (postcode 2902) is the northernmost suburb in the district of Tuggeranong, Canberra. Canberra ( is the capital city of Australia With a population of over 340000 it is Australia's largest inland City. } The Australian Capital Territory (ACT is the Capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and its smallest self-governing internal territory In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Postcodes are used in Australia for the purposes of sorting and directing Mail. The Australian dollar ( sign: $; code: AUD) is the Currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including Christmas Local Government Area (abbreviated LGA) is a term used in Australia (and especially by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) to refer to areas controlled Tuggeranong is the southernmost town centre of Canberra, the Capital city of Australia. Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly (or more formally and fully the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory is the Unicameral legislature The Brindabella electorate is one of the three electorates for the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. The Australian House of Representatives is elected from 150 single-member districts called Divisions. The Division of Canberra is an Australian Electoral Division in the Australian Capital Territory. This is a list of suburbs in the city of Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Chapman is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Fisher is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia located in the district of Weston Creek. Mount Taylor is a prominent hill located between the Woden Valley, Weston Creek district and Tuggeranong Valley, in Canberra, The Canberra Nature Park is actually 30 separate protected areas in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, ranging from Bushland hills to lowland native Wanniassa (postcode 2903 is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. Greenway is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. Wanniassa (postcode 2903 is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. Tuggeranong is the southernmost town centre of Canberra, the Capital city of Australia. Canberra ( is the capital city of Australia With a population of over 340000 it is Australia's largest inland City. It is located just south of the Mount Taylor in the Canberra Nature Park. Mount Taylor is a prominent hill located between the Woden Valley, Weston Creek district and Tuggeranong Valley, in Canberra, The Canberra Nature Park is actually 30 separate protected areas in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, ranging from Bushland hills to lowland native It is located north of the suburbs of Greenway and Wanniassa. Greenway is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. Wanniassa (postcode 2903 is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. It is bounded by Sulwood Drive to the north and Athllon Drive to the south east.
Kambah was not designed according to the 'neighbourhood' philosophy guiding the design of other Canberra suburbs and is the largest suburb in the city with an area of 1130ha. The suburbs of Canberra are organised into a hierarchy of districts town centres group centres local suburbs and other industrial areas and villages It was first settled in 1974 and consists predominantly of detached single storey suburban houses. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. It was the first suburb in the satellite city of Tuggeranong. Originally it was intended to be four separate suburbs, but only one name was available. Kambah was named after the Kambah farm originally in this area. The name Kambah derives from Ngambri, the name of the clan that originally lived in the area before European occupation. Ngambri or Kamberri is the name of the ancestral group and their descendants after whom the capital of Australia, Canberra, is named The same word is the origin for the name Canberra.
The Murrumbidgee Country Club is located in Kambah, and Kambah also has three district playing fields and a tennis club. The Kambah Pony Club and Vikings BMX Park are located in the north of the suburb. Kambah has two Scout halls, and the Kambah Woolshed is located in the suburb. Scouting, also known as the Scout Movement, is a worldwide Youth movement with the stated aim of supporting young people in their physical mental and spiritual
Several churches are located in Kambah. St. Stephen's Anglican Church, St. Thomas Catholic Church, the Christian City Church and the Tuggeranong Baptist Church were joined in 2007 by Parkway, an Apostolic Church that had lost its building in Holder during the 2003 Canberra bushfires. Holder ( postcode 2611 is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia located in the district of Weston Creek. The Canberra bushfires of 2003 caused severe damage to the outskirts of Canberra, the Australian capital city The new building caused some controversy, as the imposing structure was built on what had been open grassland next to the fire station, and in a very prominent location on the Tuggeranong Parkway. The Tuggeranong Parkway is a major Dual Carriageway link in Canberra, Australia
Located in the north of the suburb is the group centre called Kambah Village. The suburbs of Canberra are organised into a hierarchy of districts town centres group centres local suburbs and other industrial areas and villages It has a supermarket, service station, hotel, clubs and many smaller shops and businesses. Located in the south is the Drakeford Drive Corridor; this has evolved into the Kambah Centre, a medium sized community centre with a health centre, a storage facility, a service station, indoor sports facility, a Baptist Church, two Buddhist centres and a Jehovah Witnesses centre. Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices Jehovah's Witnesses is a restorationist, millenialist Christian denomination One of the car parks is used for model car racing by the ACT Remote Control Car Club. Kambah also has several smaller local centres scattered around the suburb.
Originally, four public primary schools operated in Kambah: Mount Neighbour Primary School, Taylor Primary School, Urambi Primary School and Village Creek Primary School. Mount Neighbour Primary School was the first school in the Tuggeranong Valley. Taylor Primary School is located in Kambah Australian Capital Territory at the foot of Mount Taylor. Kambah (postcode 2902 is the northernmost suburb in the district of Tuggeranong, Canberra. Kambah (postcode 2902 is the northernmost suburb in the district of Tuggeranong, Canberra. Under the ACT Government's Towards 2020 plan, Mount Neighbour Primary closed at the end of the 2006 school year with Village Creek Primary following at the end of 2007. The preschools associated with Mount Neighbour Primary and Village Creek Primary will develop relationships with Urambi Primary and Taylor Primary respectively; Village Creek Preschool will close at the end of 2010.
Kambah High School was a secondary school for years 7-10. It had Kambah and Greenway as its main intake area, although it did have students from other suburbs as well. Greenway is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. At the end of 2007 the school educated around 140 students and employed around 20 staff. Kambah High was also closed as part of the ACT's Towards 2020 education reforms and closed at the end of 2007, and had been operating for 31 years. Currently, the ACT Government plans to build a new P-10 school on the current Kambah High site. Tuggeranong School will open in 2011, and this will lead to discussion on closing Urambi Primary or amalgamating it into the new institution.
In addition to public education, St. Thomas the Apostle Primary School is located in Kambah. Kambah (postcode 2902 is the northernmost suburb in the district of Tuggeranong, Canberra. St Thomas the Apostle Primary opened in 1977, and is a systemic Catholic primary school, under the direction of the Canberra Goulburn Catholic Education Office. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn covers the Australian Capital Territory and part of New South Wales, Australia. St Thomas the Apostle Primary is attached to the St Thomas the Apostle Parish. 
West of Kambah is the Murrumbidgee River, one of Australia's major rivers. The Murrumbidgee River is a major river in the state of New South Wales, Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT Surrounding hills include Mt Taylor, Arawang Hill, Mount Neighbour, McQuoids Hill, Forster Hill on the north side, and Urambi Hills on the south west side. Most of Kambah is occupied by the Village Creek Valley, but it also extends into Allens Creek and McQuoids Creek Valleys closer to the Murrumbidgee.
On the Murrumbidgee itself is the Red Rocks Gorge and Kambah Pool, a swimming hole. Kambah pool is the main swimming and fishing destination for South Canberrans. Kambah is home to many different types of fish, particularly carp, and mammals.
Kambah is underlain by Silurian volcanics. The Silurian is a geologic period and system that extends from the end of the Ordovician period about 443 Rhyodacitic ignimbrite in the form of grey rhyodacitic and dacitic crystal tuff is under most of Kambah apart from the eastern corner. Ignimbrite is a Volcanic Pyroclastic rock often of Dacitic or Rhyolitic composition Dacite ( deɪsaɪt) is an igneous, volcanic rock with a high iron content Tuff (from the Italian "tufo" is a type of rock consisting of consolidated volcanic ash ejected from vents during a volcanic eruption These are Laidlaw Volcanics aged 420. 7±2. 2 mya of Ludlow Age. In Astronomy, Geology, and Paleontology, mya or " mya " is an abbreviation for "million years ago". In the east of Kambah alongside Athllon Drive can be found green-grey, purple and cream rhyolite, agglomerate, purple tuff or rhyodacite. This page is about a volcanic rock For the ghost town see Rhyolite Nevada, and for the satellite system see Rhyolite/Aquacade. Agglomerates (from the Latin 'agglomerare' meaning 'to form into a ball' are coarse accumulations of large blocks of volcanic material that contain at least Rhyodacite is an extrusive Volcanic rock intermediate in composition between Dacite and Rhyolite. In a band just to the west of this is red-purple and green-grey rhyodacite. This material is from the Deakin Volcanics and is older than the Laidlaw Volcanics. Also around Kambah on some of the hills are outcroppings of a coarse pink-brown rhyodacitic intrusion of porphyry. Porphyry is a variety of Igneous rock consisting of large-grained Crystals such as Feldspar or Quartz, dispersed in a fine-grained These intrusions can be found on Neighbour Hill, Forster Hill, McQuoids Hill, and the east and south east of Mt Taylor also around Menzie Place and another patch around the south of Mt Neighbour pre school. These intrusions were likely the necks of volcanoes that erupted the other tuff and dacite in the area.
A Cenozoic age dyke of Teschenite intrudes the Laidlaw ignimbrite in the Kambah Pool and Red Rocks Gorge area. The Cenozoic (also Caenozoic or Cainozoic) Era (ˌsiːnəˈzoʊɪk/ /ˌsɛn- (meaning "new life" ( Greek ( kainos) "new"
Quaternary alluvium covers the ground around the upper reaches of Village creek, around Drakeford Drive. Overview The term Quaternary ("fourth" was proposed by Giovanni Arduino in 1759 for alluvial deposits in the Po river valley in northern Alluvium (from the Latin, alluvius, from alluere, "to wash against" is Soil or Sediments deposited by a river or other running A fault runs from the north west in Allchin Circuit to the south east under Urambi primary school. In Geology a fault, or fault line, is a planar rock fracture which shows evidence of relative movement