Hackett is an Inner North suburb of Canberra. The suburb was named after Sir John Winthrop Hackett (1848-1916). Sir John was a Legislator, editor of the West Australian newspaper and public benefactor and leading worker for Federation. He represented Western Australia at the 1891 and 1897-98 Conventions and was a member of the Constitutional Committee and was eleted to the State Legislative Council in 1894 and remained a Member until his death. Visit Wikipedia for more information on Sir John Hackett by clicking here.
Hackett was first settled in 1962. Hackett is next to Watson, Dickson and Ainslie. It is bounded by Antill street and Philip avenue, and the Canberra Nature Park of Mt Ainslie/Mt Majura, with Mount Majura located behind Hackett to the east. Hackett has a neighbourhood oval, and shopping centre.
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