Franklin is a suburb in the district of Gungahlin, Canberra.  It is named after the novelist Miles Franklin. Her most famous novel, `My Brilliant Career’, was published in 1901 and she was awarded the Prior Memorial Prize for her four-generation chronicle, `All that Swagger’, published in 1936. Under the terms of her will, the Miles Franklin Award is made annually for an outstanding Australian novel.  To keep in theme, the streets in Franklin are named after writers.

The suburb of Franklin includes a number of large open space to provide a pedestrian and cyclist network, and to provide an ecological corridor for the movement of native wildlife.

There is the Red Hill Heritage Site, which includes an old pipeclay mine, the Mulangarri and North Mitchell Grasslands and Gungaderra Creek.  There is also Old Wells Station Track, which connects the Wells Station Heritage Precinct with the Gungaderra Homestead, and Red Hill Heritage Site through to the Gungahlin Town Centre.

Franklin comprises an area of approximately 256 hectares and is bounded by Flemington Road to the north and east, Wells Station Drive to the south, and Gungahlin Drive to the west.

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