In the Ordovican Period
around 470 to 440 million years ago sedimentary sandstone, mudstone and shale
were deposited when the site now occupied by Mardy’s apartment was located under the sea. Earth movements in the Silurian
period gave the area its distinctive undulating topography, marked by occasional granite
outcrops. The indigenous population (Namadgi aborigines
) settled in the site around 21,000 years ago during an Ice Age
, and were followed about 20,780 years later by European pastoralists
, who would form the city of Canberra
and the jurisdiction
of the Australian Capital Territory
. The Milson apartments were built in 1998
by a local construction firm at the crest of Mount Mugga
in the inner south Canberra
suburb of Narrabundah
. The complex is one of six built along Leahy Close, a cul de sac
branching off Goyder street, adjacent to the Capital Golf Course
, the Macedonian
Orthodox Community Church, and the Mountain View Aged Persons Units. In 2004 Mardy
took possession of a unit as a tenant.
Location: South eastern Australia, southwest of Sydney, in the Australian Capital Territory.
Geographic coordinates: 35 18 S, 149 04 E
Map references: Australia
total:0.138 sq km
land:0.124 sq km
water:0.0 sq km
car bays:0.012 sq km
Area--comparative: slightly less than the size of unit 37.
Map references: Australia
total: 45 m
border countries: Australia 45 m
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Maritime claims: 0.002 sq km of Bondi Beach (seasonal).
Climate: varies from hot and dry to cold and moist, according to setting and reliability of reverse cycle air conditioner.
Terrain: faux beech floating floors in all living areas, tiles in bathroom and en suite, and on the balcony.
lowest point: Carpet lining 942 m asl
highest point: Bathroom exhaust vent 945 m asl
Natural resources: dust, lint, mould, dishwasher residue.
built area: 99%
permanent crops: 1% (flower planter)
Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1993 est.)
Natural hazards: Dense foilage of bushland on other side of Hindmarsh Drive a possible fire hazard during summer bushfire season.
Environment – current issues: sound of garage door opening and bass-heavy music eminating from unit 28.
Environment – international agreements:
party to: Electricity (Greenhouse Gas Emissions) Act 2004 (ACT), various municipal ordinances and planning regulations.
Population: 2 (September 2005 est.)
0-14 years: 0% (male 0; female 0)
15-64 years: 100% (male 1; female 1)
65 years and over: 5% (male 0; female 0) (1999 est.)
Population growth rate: -33.33% (2005 est.)
Birth rate: 0 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Death rate: 0 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Net migration rate: -0.001 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)
at birth: data not applicable
under 15 years: data not applicable
15-64 years: 1.0 male(s)/female
65 years and over: data not applicable
total population: 1.0 male(s)/female (2005 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 0 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
data not applicable
Total fertility rate:
0 children born/woman (2005 est.)
noun: Somebody who lives at Mardy’s place
Ethnic groups: white 100%
Religions: atheist 100%
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100%
male: 100% (excludes list that defines who washes up for that night)
female: 100% (1995 est.)