What gives Paddington its special qualities? Is it the terrace houses? The topography and landscape? The street patterns?
Bill Morrison’s interest in the urban morphology of cities gave rise to detailed studies of Paddington, including the original mapping sequence in Paddington: A History.
In this illustrated talk, Bill Morrison will trace the development of Paddington through topography, land grants and subdivisions, to show the development of street patterns and its evolution into the distinctive suburb it is today.
Bill Morrison is an architect and urban designer and director of Conybeare Morrison Architects and Context landscape Design. He has lived in Paddington for over 40 years and has served on The Paddington Society committees in excess of 25 years, recently being awarded life membership for his contribution to the conservation of Paddington and work on the public domain.
This free talk is part of a series of talks presented by the City of Sydney’s history and curatorial team for the National Trust Heritage Festival. The event will take place in the meeting room on Level 2, Customs House Library.
The book Paddington: A History will be available for purchase from the Paddington Society. Bill Morrison contributed the chapter on ‘Mapping Paddington’.