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Palmerston is named after George Thomas Palmer (1784-1854) who established a settlement
in the Canberra region in 1826 called Palmerville, which was later renamed Ginninderra.
It was gazetted on 20 March 1991. Streets are named after mountains and mountain ranges of
Australia, with the main street called Kosciuszko Avenue.
Construction first began on a large scale in Palmerston in 1994, and the locale was one of
Gungahlin's first suburbs. It now has a school, Palmerston District Primary, and the Gungahlin
Town Centre, with its sports club, shopping mall and library, only a short distance away. As
are Gungahlin's two lakes, Gungahlin and Yerrabi ponds, and the Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club.
Palmerston It is next to the suburbs of Nicholls, Gungahlin, Crace and Franklin. It was the
second suburb to be developed in the Gungahlin district, after the industrial suburb of Mitchell.
It is bounded by Gungahlin drive and Gundaroo drive.
It has a primary school, Palmerston Primary School (which opened in 1994) and a large
neighbourhood oval adjacent to the school.
The Mulanggari and Gungaderra grassland nature reserves are similarly situated, meaning
residents have a wide selection of prime locations for their recreational pursuits.
Suburb Guide - Palmerston
Post Code: 2913
Named After: George
Thomas Palmerston -
established the settlement
'Palmerville' in 1826
Median House Price:
Median Unit Price: $387,000
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