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Denman Prospect and Molonglo the last two suburb names in the the Molonglo Valley

By johnboy - 15 June 2012 42

Simon Corbell has proclaimed the new suburb names downstream of the dam to be Denman Prospect and Molonglo.

“Lord Thomas and Lady Gertrude Denman held key roles in the birth of Canberra and I believe commemorating their name is a small token of our appreciation of their lasting work,” Mr Corbell said.

“The name is a link from the past to the future for this Centenary suburb, so it is fitting to be naming “Denman Prospect? in the lead up to the centenary of Canberra.

“The use of the suffix „Prospect? meaning view, vision or the outlook for the future is also considered significant in the context of the naming of Canberra almost 100 years ago. The inclusion of “Prospect? will also distinguish the new suburb from Denman in New South Wales.”

Lady Denman is well known for standing upon the newly laid foundation stones and pronouncing, “I name the capital of Australia – Canberra.”

Lord Denman served as Governor-General of Australia from 1911-14. On 12 March 1913, he inaugurated the site of the future capital and laid the first Foundation Stone of the Commencement Column on Capital Hill.

As with all Canberra suburbs, the suburb?s street names will have a theme, with „activism and reform? being the theme in Denman Prospect.

The second suburb to be developed in Molonglo Valley Stage 2 will be named Molonglo and will contain a large group centre which will serve as the commercial centre for the district.

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42 Responses to
Denman Prospect and Molonglo the last two suburb names in the the Molonglo Valley
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PrinceOfAles 1:42 pm
15 Jun 12
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Will the land be affordable? If not who really gives a s*** what they`re named.

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PrinceOfAles 1:43 pm
15 Jun 12
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No offence to the actual people the suburbs are to be named after.

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SnapperJack 2:07 pm
15 Jun 12
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They again refused to name suburbs after two former prime ministers, Sir John Gorton and Sir William McMahon. Labor running true to form in cleansing the city of any acknowledgement of Liberal party identities.

When the plans were drawn up for Gungahlin under the Carnell government there was a suburb named McMahon. When the Stanhope government came to office that name was junked and the suburb renamed Kenny. I’m surprised they haven’t changed the name of Fraser to Whitlam.

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VYBerlinaV8_is_back 2:11 pm
15 Jun 12
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PrinceOfAles said :

Will the land be affordable? If not who really gives a s*** what they`re named.

The ACT govt releases the land, thus it will be very expensive (especially if you consider $ per square metre).

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Mysteryman 2:21 pm
15 Jun 12
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SnapperJack said :

They again refused to name suburbs after two former prime ministers, Sir John Gorton and Sir William McMahon. Labor running true to form in cleansing the city of any acknowledgement of Liberal party identities.

When the plans were drawn up for Gungahlin under the Carnell government there was a suburb named McMahon. When the Stanhope government came to office that name was junked and the suburb renamed Kenny. I’m surprised they haven’t changed the name of Fraser to Whitlam.

How do you explain them leaving Casey? He was a Liberal.

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frontrow 2:26 pm
15 Jun 12
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@SnapperJack

You do know that Fraser was named after Jim Fraser, who was the ALP member for the ACT for 20 years, not Malcolm, don’t you?

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andrewbt 2:52 pm
15 Jun 12
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Denman Prospekt. Where is Gordon Freeman?

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caf 2:54 pm
15 Jun 12
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The Prime Ministers who haven’t been commemorated with a Canberra suburb name yet appear to be Menzies (presumably because there’s already a Menzies in South Australia, Western Australian and Queensland), McEwen, Gorton (unlikely to get a guernsey as it’s only one letter away from Gordon), McMahon, Whitlam, Fraser (which is already a suburb name), Hawke (probably too close to Hawker), and the last four Keating, Howard, Rudd and Gillard.

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caf 3:06 pm
15 Jun 12
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(Although I suppose they could follow on from the silly double-barrelled Denman Prospect – perhaps Menzies Proscription, Gorton Rehabilitation, Fraser Revolution and Hawke Intoxication).

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johnboy 3:15 pm
15 Jun 12
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Menzies specifically requested no suburb in canberra be named after him.

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poetix 3:41 pm
15 Jun 12
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Activism and reform, hm?

Che Guevara Road
Denman Prospect

Karl Marx Plaza
Denman Prospect

Lenin Lane
Denman Prospect

Repubic Court
Denman Prospect

Respect Street
Denman Prospect

Denman Prospect sounds silly, but it might appeal to the upwardly mobile…

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greyswandir 3:54 pm
15 Jun 12
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caf said :

(Although I suppose they could follow on from the silly double-barrelled Denman Prospect – perhaps Menzies Proscription, Gorton Rehabilitation, Fraser Revolution and Hawke Intoxication).

+1

There’s a joke about Keating Arrogance or Insults or something in there. “Flogged with a Warm Lettuce Circuit” has a kind of ring to it…

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dtc 5:07 pm
15 Jun 12
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caf said :

The Prime Ministers who haven’t been commemorated with a Canberra suburb name yet appear to be Menzies (presumably because there’s already a Menzies in South Australia, Western Australian and Queensland), McEwen, Gorton (unlikely to get a guernsey as it’s only one letter away from Gordon), McMahon, Whitlam, Fraser (which is already a suburb name), Hawke (probably too close to Hawker), and the last four Keating, Howard, Rudd and Gillard.

I think you have to be dead to have a street/suburb named after you.

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The Traineediplomat 5:33 pm
15 Jun 12
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If these are the last two suburbs, and Wright, Coombs and Sulman are the first three, what happened to the other eight? I read that Molonglo was originally planned to be 13 suburbs but I can’t find the missing names?

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chewy14 5:46 pm
15 Jun 12
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The Traineediplomat said :

If these are the last two suburbs, and Wright, Coombs and Sulman are the first three, what happened to the other eight? I read that Molonglo was originally planned to be 13 suburbs but I can’t find the missing names?

It’s the two suburbs in Molonglo stage 2, which is the last part of development on the south side of the river.

The other as yet unnamed suburbs are all on the north side.

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