Paddington, a residential suburb, is three km west of central Brisbane. It was named after a farm which was named after the borough of Paddington, England.

It was located immediately beyond Brisbane town's earliest suburban subdivisions in Petrie Terrace. Between 1975-2010 Petrie Terrace ceased to be a separate suburb and was a locality in central Brisbane, before again being deemed a suburb in 2010. Rosalie, also once a separate suburb, has been a locality in Paddington since 1975. Each is described in a separate entry.

Further Reading: 

Dawn Buckberry, ed, Padd, Paddo, Paddington: an oral and visual history of early Paddington : living memories from the heart of Brisbane, Paddington, Red Hill Paddington Community Centre, 1999

Brisbane Courier, 14 June 1930

Ithaca, Petrie Terrace and Rosalie entries


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