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is a suburb in the Canberra
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of over 345,000, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory , south-west of Sydney, and north-east of Melbourne...
district of Weston Creek. On Census night 2006, Duffy had a population of 2,942 people. Duffy was named in honour of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy
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, KCMG (1816–1903) the 8th Premier of Victoria
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. Streets in the suburb of Duffy are named after Australian dams and reservoirs. Duffy was gazetted as a placename on 2 July 1970.
The Canberra bushfires of 2003 destroyed about 200 Duffy homes and the local petrol station. Duffy was the suburb that received the most damage in the fires. Narrabundah Hill, which borders the western edge of Duffy, is managed by ACT Forests and had contained a mature pine plantation before the fires. , work was under way to plant a new plantation on the hill and surrounding areas.
Educational institutions located in Duffy are:
(a) Government schools -
- Duffy Preschool is located next to the Duffy shops on Burrinjuck Crescent.
- Duffy Primary School is located next to the Duffy shops on Burrinjuck Crescent.
(b) Non-government schools and colleges -
There are no non-government schools or colleges in Duffy.
Churches located in Duffy are:
- Reformed Church of Canberra of the Christian Reformed Churches of Australia
The Christian Reformed Churches of Australia is a Christian denomination established in Australia belonging to the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition.-Background:...
meet in the Duffy Primary School.
Public Transport located in Duffy are:
- ACTION bus routes 25, 225, 28, 29 and flexibus 925 run through the suburb. Buses terminate at Woden
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, Cooleman Court and Civic
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- No other public transportation is available, apart from taxis.
There is a Duffy community oval located near the government schools.
Rhyodacite is an extrusive volcanic rock intermediate in composition between dacite and rhyolite. It is the extrusive equivalent of granodiorite. Phenocrysts of sodium rich plagioclase, sanidine, quartz, and biotite or hornblende are typically set in an aphanitic to glassy light to intermediate...
from the Deakin Volcanics coloured red-purple, purple or green grey underlie the suburb of Duffy