Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Found above the street gutter drains at the ANU campus.
Sullivans Creek runs through the middle of the university grounds, and the willow trees lining it in parts are the reason one of the residential buildings was given the name Toad Hall (in reference to The Wind in the Willows).
Originally named Canberry Creek, and flowing into the Molonglo River (part of which became Lake Burley Griffin, where the creek now empties), its name was changed to Sullivans Creek after the Sullivan family, who owned much of the surrounding land in the late 19th and early 20th century. Parts of the creek are now sealed, and carry stormwater from the urban area out to the lake.