For all those place name experts out there, a question of toponymic nature for Tuggeranong.
Why are there two Tuggeranong Hills in Tuggeranong?
There is the taller one, at 855 metres, forming the boundary between Theodore and Conder. Quite well known, I would have thought, given it is the equal second highest mountain in Canberra (along with Mount Taylor), after Mount Majura, the highest, at 888 metres.
There is another, however. At 630 metres, Tuggeranong Hill forms the centre of Oxley (apparently, by the way, Canberra’s smallest suburb – by area, not population); the residential area of Oxley encircles this lesser known Tuggeranong Hill.
Can any one account for why we have two hills with the same name in Canberra – or is there some toponymic way of distinguishing them?