Paddington: A History

Paddington: A History | edited by Greg Young

The first major history of Paddington – Sydney’s celebrated heritage suburb – in forty years

This first major history of Paddington in forty years provides a fresh and revealing perspective on this celebrated heritage suburb in Sydney – one of the largest and most intact Victorian enclaves in the world. Leading historians and specialists explore the makeup of Paddington’s diverse community – including its Indigenous, colonial, post-war migrant, bohemian, and LGBTQ residents, and a succession of gentrifiers – and discuss the evolution of the suburb’s unique architecture and landscape.

About the editor: Greg Young is a Sydney-based historian and planner. Recognised internationally as a cultural theorist and strategist, he is the author of Reshaping Planning with Culture (2016) and principal editor of The Routledge Research Companion to Planning and Culture (2016). He is adjunct professor at the University of Technology Sydney and has lived most of his adult life in Paddington.

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