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Amaroo was gazetted on 18 October 1991.
Amaroo - which means 'a beautiful place' in one of the local Aboriginal dialects. Place names
in Amaroo such as Shoalhaven Avenue are named after Australian rivers and lakes. Amaroo is
adjacent to the suburbs of Ngunnawal, Gungahlin, Moncrieff, Forde, Bonner and Jacka. The
suburb is bounded by Mirrabei Drive and Horse Park Drive and Gundaroo Drive. The suburb is
located approximately 1 km from the Gungahlin Town Centre and 12 km from the centre of
Although the suburb of Amaroo is newly established, the history of the land upon which the
suburb is situated stretches back at least one hundred and fifty years. Amongst the historic
remnants from Amaroo's colonial past is Crinigan's stone cottage located in Wanderer Court
John and Maria (née Mansfield) Crinigan lived in a stone cottage at this site from about 1842
until 1863. John was a native of Westmeath, Ireland and at 19 years of age was sentenced to
transportation for life for "assaulting habitation". He arrived in the colony of New South Wales
in 1836 and was assigned to work for George Thomas Palmer on his property Palmerville (the
remains of the homestead are now under the Heritage Park in Belconnen).
They settled here in the stone cottage and in 1849 John was pardoned. The site of this cottage
was well selected as it is near a pool of water on Ginninderra Creek.
Suburb Guide - Amaroo
Post Code: 2914
Amaroo Means: 'A beautiful
Median House Price:
Median Unit Price: $399,500
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