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Sobraon: 17-21 Ormond Street, Paddington, New South Wales

Sobraon is a magnificent row of three storey terrace houses in Paddington, Sydney is an unusual Italianate composition.  The name could have come from a clipper of the same name which was regularly moored at Rose Bay between 1867-1871 and the largest composite ship ever built1 (itself named for a war in Punjab India in the 1840s) the sails and masts which may well have once been visible in the distant harbour from the rear of these homes.  The mid terrace is notably wider than either flanking terrace. (Photo by: J Bar licenced under (CC-SA))

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  1. http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/libraries/rare/bax/FromSailingShipstoSteamItemsfromtheAllanEBaxCollectionofMaritimeHistory/parkinsobraonphotograph.html
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