Eastern Suburbs
Small House Surry Hills Dominion Apartments, Darlinghurst EastExchange, Darlinghurst
Luxe Apartments, Woolloomooloo Boston University Student Housing, Chippendale 5-9 Roslyn Gardens, Kings Cross
Surry Hills Library and Community Centre, Surry Hills Cleveland House, Surry Hills Paddington Reservoir Gardens
     
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01 Tusculum, Potts Point 02 Elizabeth Bay House  03 Vaucluse House
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26 Stables, Vaucluse House 05 St. Mark’s Church 06 Wylie’s Sea Baths
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07 Bourke Street Public School 08 Wyldefel Gardens 09 Wylde Street Apartments
13 Schuchard House    
10 Auswild House  14 Henwood House  12 Lyons House
Tyree Energy Technologies Building, UNSW 11 Wentworth Memorial Church 15 Sydney Football Stadium
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16 Moore Park Gardens 17 Horizon Apartments  18 Altair Apartments
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19 Darlinghurst Courthouse 23 Church of St. Mary Immaculate  and St. Charles Borromeo, Waverly 21 Darlinghurst Fire Station
   
22 semi-detached houses Kensington 20 Ranger’s cottage, Centennial Park 24 Greycliffe House, Vaucluse
25 Carthona, Darling Point 04 Victoria Barracks 27 Lindesay, Darling Point.
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35 Federation Pavilion 32 Macquarie Lighthouse 36 Metro Cinema, Kings Cross
     
34 Centennial Park 31 The Swifts, Darling Point. 33 Berlei House
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37 The Albury, Darlinghurst 38 The Rose, Shamrock and Thistle, Paddington 39 The Burdekin, Darlinghurst
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40 The Piccadilly Paddington 41 The Unicorn Paddington 42 Kellet Street and area
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43 East Sydney Tech, Darlinghurst 44 Bronte House 45 Paddington Post Office
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46 Paddington Town Hall 47 Bentley Bar, Darlinghurst 48 William Street Offices
 
Some very fine Art Deco apartment buildings in Sydney's cosmopolitan inner east;
Darlinghurst 
49 Mont Clair - 347 Liverpool Street 50 The Rutland - 381 Liverpool Street 60 Paramount Building
     
52 Royal Court - 227 Crown Street 53 Belgenny - 389 Bourke Street 51 Claridge - 28-30 Flinders Street
Potts Point 
54 Wychbury - 5 Manning Street 55 4 Macleay Street 56 Macleay Regis - 12 Macleay Street
57 Gowrie Gate - 115 Macleay Street 58 Cahors - 117Macleay Street 59 Kanimbla Hall - 19-19a Tusculum Street
64 The Oxley - 12 Ward Avenue 61 Trent Bridge - 17 St Neot Avenue 62 Park View - 7 St Neot Avenue
 
Elizabeth Bay
     
63 Marlborough Hall - 4 Ward Avenue   65 17 Elizabeth Bay Road
     
66 Adereham Hall - 71 Elizabeth Bay Road 67 Tahoe - 67 Roslyn Street 68 The Wroxton - 22 Roslyn Gardens
69 Winston - 2a Ithaca Road 70 Chatsbury - 6 Ithaca Road 75 3 Onslow Place
     
72 Caversham Court - 23 Billyard Avenue 73 Huntingdon - 8 Onslow Avenue 74 Eltham - 18 Onslow Avenue
     
  76 Pembroke Hall - Onslow Place 77 Tara - 3 Greenknowe Avenue
     
78 7 Greenknowe Avenue 79 Cherwood - 3 Barncleuth Square 80 Birtley Towers - 8 Birtley Place
     
71 Billyard House - 21b Billyard Avenue

 

Craigend
Situated close to McKell Park, Craigend is a mansion constructed in the Moorish and Art Deco styles in 1935 including a pair of doors from an ancient mosque in Zanzibar and a traditional Japanese garden. In 1948, the property was acquired by the United States Government as the official residence of the Consul General. It has since returned to the private sector. In 1975 it served as the villain's lair in the Hong Kong/Australian co-produced movie The Man from Hong Kong.
 

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 Some Paddington pictures (described in 1935 as the "worst white slum in the British Empire"...)


Paddington, New South Wales

Paddington is a bustling, cosmopolitan suburb in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia. It is one of the most historically rich, culturally vibrant and recognisable suburbs in the city of Sydney. The suburb is located roughly 3km from the central business district, lying on the arterial route of Oxford Street, Sydney. The suburb is famous today for its plethora of boutique and chain fashion stores, as well as many good cafés and fine restaurants which line the roads. The suburb is also well known for its beautiful Victorian terrace houses, which although were slums for much of the post-WWII period, are now a highly sought-after commodity.

Geography and demography
The suburb of Paddington is located approximately 3km east from Sydney city's centre. The suburb is located primarily on the northern slope down of a ridgeline, the top of which Oxford Street now runs along. The suburb is characterised by a mesmerising and often bewildering array of interconnecting streets and laneways, some too narrow for many of today's cars. These streets contrast to some other much wider avenues, such as Paddington Street or Windsor Street. Paddington is bordered to the West by Darlinghurst, the East by Centennial Park and Woollahra, the North by Edgecliff and Kings Cross and the South by Moore Park. Paddington is also a part of the Municipality of Woollahra Local Government Area and of the City of Sydney LGA. The population of Paddington, as of the 2001 census, was 11, 817 people (ABS, 2001). The area has a high level of foreign ancestry, with only 25% of people in the 2001 census identifying that their parents were born in Australia. In contrast, 67% had parents who were born in North-West European nations, such as England and Ireland. 70% of people in the suburb live in the typical Victorian terrace house, with the majority of the rest living in apartments. The suburb is a high-wealth area, with 40% of families indicating they earned more than $2000 per week.

History
In the early 1820s, entrepreneur, ex-convict and gin distiller Robert Cooper set to build a grand Georgian estate at the top of Paddington's ridgeline, affording him excellent views of the area. Robert Cooper gave a name to the area he set his home in, choosing to name the suburb after a borough in London, also called Paddington. He named the estate Juniper Hall, and it is to this day Paddington's oldest home. Paddington's first cottages were built around the still-standing Victoria Barracks, which was at the time a major army base. In the latter part of the 19th Century, many terrace houses were constructed to house the city's burgeoning working population, and an emerging middle-class. Over time, these houses filled up almost every parcel of land in the suburb, eventually causing the suburb to become an overpopulated slum. The unfashionable nature of the suburb continued until the mid-1960s, when gentrification took hold. It was in this time that suburb's affinity with the homosexual population of Sydney began to become more plain, as its inner-city location (and proximity to Darlinghurst and Kings Cross and trendy vibe proved attractive for a niche group in Australia. The suburb is now a fine example of unplanned restoration and renewal, with its favourable location and heritage charm pushing real-estate prices ever higher. The old boot-repair and linen shops have given way to designer fashion outlets and gourmet food. The suburb also features, since 1973, a thriving bohemian market which takes place every Saturday in Paddington Public School.

Aboriginal history and culture
The city of Sydney is home to more rock engraving sites than any other city in Australia. It was an area which had been occupied by many distinct Aboriginal language groups for thousands of years. The suburb of Paddington was, and still is, considered to be part of the land associated with the stories and rituals of the Cadigal people. These people belonged to the Dharug (or Eora) language group, and were also the traditional owners of what is now the Sydney central business district. It is known that the ridge upon which Oxford Street was built was also a walking track used by Australian Aborigines. Much of the Aboriginal population of Sydney was decimated by the smallpox outbreak of 1789, only one year after the First Fleet arrived in Sydney (City of Sydney, 2005). Settlers' records from the time indicate that only three Aborigines belonging to the Cadigal tribe were left after this outbreak, however some anthropologists maintain that the tribe dispersed into other areas of the shared Eora language group. History for Aborigines living in Paddington is hard to find, but it is known that at the time when Robert Cooper began to build the first house in Paddington, there were approximately 200 Koori people living in Woolloomooloo in huts which Governor Macquarie had built for them to reside in. Presumably many of these people continued to use the land which was rightfully theirs.

Paddington has never been a suburb with a dense indigenous population. In the 1930s when parts of Sydney such as Redfern and Glebe became hubs for Aborigines entering the labour force, Paddington continued to be a white-man's working suburb. Along with the principles of terra nullius adopted elsewhere in Australia, as soon as the British colonisers arrived in Sydney, they declared the land to be empty, and therefore were able to claim it as their own. Recent history has shown us that this was certainly not the case, and events such as the Mabo Decision, the advent of native title and the Wik decision have helped to give back some of the land that Aboriginal people were dispossessed of. Unsurprisingly, little of this has been in the Sydney area. Currently in Paddington, only 41 people, or 0.3% of the local population, are from Aboriginal (or Torres Strait Islander) descent. The land is so heavily excavated and densely built-upon that there is no land available for claim, and with the fragmentation and distanciation of the Cadigal people from their land, it would be almost impossible to prove a consistent community bond throughout the years of colonisation.

Oxford Street
As well as being the location for the last three landmarks, Oxford Street deserves a mention as being a landmark in its own right. The street was originally used as an Aboriginal walking track, then as a toll route to South Head, and has had various incarnations as a shopping strip. Once serving the needs of the local residents, Paddington's Oxford Street has changed to now serve the fashion needs of a discerning middle and upper-class population, as well as a focal point for the tourist industry. Most visitors to Paddington come solely for the experience of shopping on Oxford Street.

References
Australian War Memorial (2005) Australian Military Units: Victoria Barracks (Sydney), website [1] 
Barani, City of Sydney (2005) Aboriginal People and Place [2]