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Darebin Parklands Association Alphington, Vic

An environmental friends group of Alphington, Ivanhoe and Fairfield residents dedicated to the care of the Darebin Parklands.

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PO Box 3 Ivanhoe VIC 3079 (map)
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+61 (03) 9499 3486

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Location

Separation St. Alphington Vic

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The collection consists of meeting minutes, newsletters, grant applications, photographs etc., dating from 1973

Significance

Historical record of the beginnings of the Darebin Parklands and its role in the community. Documents the efforts of the citizens of Ivanhoe, Alphington and Heidelberg -- the Darebin Parklands Association (DPA) -- and rangers from the DCMC to maintain and preserve nature and wildlife for residents to enjoy in Melbourne's inner-north.

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Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Barry Arnstein, second from right, Sidney Clifton.

Pouring concrete for ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Sidney Clifton directing operations.

Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Crossing Clifton Bridge.

Historical information

The bridge was designed and constucted by Sidney Clifton, an engineer who lived in a house neighbouring the parklands.

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Opening of 1st Ranger's Hut 1980 showing roof of hut below. Rockbeare Park. photograph L. Course] Opened by Rupert Hamer, Premier Victoria.

Vin Heffernan shows his certificate of life membership.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Vin Heffernan - made a life member of the D.P.A. Far left Antony Perri (President). Pat Kelly (former president far right). Peter Wiltshire next to Vin Heffernan. Circa 1998]

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Ranger's Hut. Phil Course 1980]

Ellis Stones Memorial Lecture 1984

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Pictured centre: Joan Kirner, M.P.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B & W photograph

Working bee Darebin Parklands c. 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [L. Stephen Galama, trevore Howes, Phil Course (6 yrs?) facing them. Up foot of Pine Ridge]

Horses in Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph showing horses grazing in the Park.

Historical information

Rockbeare Park was leased by Heidelberg Shire to McLosky's riding school for agistment of horses until around 1974.

Horses in Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Horse agisted in the park. Roofs of neighbouring houses are seen in the distance.

Historical information

Rockbeare Park was leased by Heidelberg Shire to McLosky's riding school for agistment of horses until around 1974.

Working bee Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. [Working Bee Wynstay Cres. May 2000 with Darebin Parklands and city in background.]

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Preparations for Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Rockbeare Park working bee 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

Collection of media clippings

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Ivanhoe 1910

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. This is a copy an it is unclear when the copy was made. Annotated on back.

Historical information

Taken by Mr. Kerr of Gillies st.

Rockbeare Park

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W Photograph

Preparations for Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Start of 1st Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980]

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Rockbeare Park after first planting May 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Showing swamp ... with Ellis Stones]

Railway bridge c1982

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Looking across to railway bridge from 1st Ranger's Hut circa 1982] Found in folder titled:[Darebin Parklands 1982 Australia 4/10/82].

Throwing water plants into the wetlands.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Sue Course, Vin Heffernan and Rob Gell at the opening of the observation tower.

Historical information

This photograph is one of a series of 76 in folder P001 - taken at the opening of the observation tower.

Darebin Parklands sign

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Sign made of wood. Items found loose in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

Darebin Parklands c1982

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Found in folder titled [Darebin Parklands 1982 Australia 4/10/82]

Clifton Brigde

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Child sitting on Clifton Bridge.

Historical information

The bridge was designed and constucted by Sidney Clifton, an engineer who lived in a house neighbouring the parklands.