Hackett the suburb


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.

The streets in Hackett are mainly named after scientists. Click here for a list of all the streets in Hackett and the origin of each street name.

Some more information on the suburb Hackett can be found here at Wikipedia and some early photographs of Hackett can be found here at Images ACT.

A chronology of key historic events from 1960 to 1990 be viewed by clicking here.

Some early photos of the suburb can be assessed below.

Click on individual images to view in full size. Windows users can right mouse click over full size images and save images.


  1. Peter Phelan on 15 March 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I lived in Bragg St. Hackett in 1966,and have been trying to print some of these photos.
    Can you let me know if this is possible?

    Thank you,

    Peter Phelan

    • admin on 16 March 2014 at 6:43 pm

      Peter I have updated the instructions on the ‘Hackett the suburb’ page to include how to save full sized versions of the images. Once you have saved them on your computer you can print them. If you have any problems let me know and I will see if I can’t sort it out for you. Regards Greg Haughey

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