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The suburb is named after Sir John Langdon Bonython, the owner of The Advertiser (Adelaide) who promoted Federation, and was a member of the first Australian parliament. Original concept plans for Tuggeranong indicate that the suburb was initially to be known as "Stranger". The name "Bonython" was declared when it was gazetted as a suburb of Canberra on 17 October 1986. Streets are named after South Australians, especially journalists.

Prior to 1986, the land upon which Bonython now sits was grazing land, mainly grassland with scattered eucalypt trees. By 1989 construction of houses and the Stranger Pond water quality control pond began and Canberra’s newest suburb was born. On 18 January 2003 the disastrous Canberra bushfire reached Bonython late in the afternoon. By that time, the winds had eased and the fire intensity was such that, where the fire reached housing on the western and southern fringes, residents were able to keep the fire at bay at their fencelines. (source)

Median property value for Bonython (source)

2001

$189k

2011

$490k

2016

$587k

Statistics about Bonython (source)

Area of Bonython

2.9 sq Kms

People

3,786

Male

1,813

Female

1,973

Median age

37

Families

1,053

Average children per family

1.7

All private dwellings

1,547

Average people per household

2.6

Median weekly household income

$1,967

Median monthly mortgage repayments

$1,989

Median weekly rent

$396

Average motor vehicles per dwelling

1.8

The most common ancestries in Bonython were

Australia

25%

England

23.6%

Irish

9.0%

Scottish

7.4%

Indian

3.7%

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