Corinna’s Canberra: Deakin
Deakin was gazetted in 1928 and its development as a suburb began around this time, however the majority of the suburb was built after 1945. It is a unique residential suburb of Canberra, adjacent to the National Parliament and the Governor General’s Residence, and accommodating the Prime Minister’s Lodge. Furthermore, it is the headquarters for many national industry, community and cultural associations, as well as the Royal Australian Mint. The streets in this suburb are appropriately named after Governors, Governors-General and diplomats.
The street in which our practice is located was named for the Governor of New South Wales, 1800-06, Phillip Gidley King (1758-1808)
Deakin is home to some important establishments. The Calvary John James Hospital can be found in Deakin, as can the Embassies of the Islamic State of Afghanistan, Hungary, Bosnia, and Italy. Additionally, the High Commissions of Brunei, Cyprus, Fiji, Mauritius, and the Solomon Islands are located here. As well as this, the suburb contains several buildings listed by the ACT Heritage Council. Some of these include Canberra Girls’ Grammar School, The Lodge, and the Royal Australian Mint. You can read more about this here.
Both primary and high schools can be found in the area. Some of these include The Woden School, Yarralumla Primary, Telopea Park School, Alfred Deakin High School, and the aforementioned Canberra Girls’ Grammar School. You will also find a local shopping centre, fitness club and soccer club in Deakin.
If you are local to the area, please come and see us at our practice in Deakin. Corinna Dental Deakin is located in the Deakin Sports Therapy Centre in King Street. The practice is located on the first floor and there is paid parking available at the front of the building.