Dunlop is named after Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ernest Edward 'Weary' Dunlop. Ernest was an Australian surgeon famous for his leadership while being held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese during WWII, when he was forced to work on the construction of the Thai-Burma railway.
The streets here are named after inventors, inventions and artists.
Dunlop - literally at the 'end' of Canberra - is an unusual mix of suburbia and open meadows, ponds, .....and lots more ponds. There are some gorgeous views - particularly out near the old Fassifern homestead property, which I believe was a functioning homestead until it was converted into an equestrian riding school/park in the 1920s.
The birds certainly love all the ponds :)
Unfortunately there are the most ridiculous numbers of these massive telegraph poles everywhere as well which rather ruin the landscape.
But the flowers help make up for this :)
And the local goth house (surely? anyone? anyone? :p) doesn't seem bothered by all this....
I also discovered that apparently have relatives that live on this street...must go and visit properly one day!