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Rivett (postcode: 2611) is a residential suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, established in the late 1960s. At the 2016 census, Rivett had a population of 3,193. It is situated on the western edge of the Weston Creek district.
Rivett takes its name from Sir David Rivett, the Professor of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne (1924–1927), Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR, 1927–1946), Chairman of the Council of CSIRO (1946–1949), and President of Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (1937–1939).Streets in Rivett are named after Australian flora.Several homes in Rivett were burnt, and many residents evacuated during the 2003 Canberra bushfires.
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