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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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Houses bordering Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Sidney Clifton's house is on the right.

Historical information

Sidney Clifton was a mechanical engineer and a lecturer at Melbourne University. He built the house, which is still in the family. He was a foundation member and treasurer of Darebin Parklands Association. He designed Clifton Bridge in Darebin Parklands and built the wooden formwork for it in his living room in this house. It was built with volunteers and funded by a grant from Heidelberg and Northcote Councils. He was a foundation member and treasurer of Darebin Parklands Association.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Alphington c1982

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [View of Alphington side of park circa 1981-2 ? Taken from top of Rangers Hut.] Found in folder titled:[Darebin Parklands 1982 Australia 4/10/82].

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]

Ellis Stones Memorial Lecture 1984

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Working party.

Darebin Parklands 1974.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. View of railway bridge.

Historical information

Previous record no. D 1974. Found in a manila folder titled {Historical photographs} Items found in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

Rock cliff

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Collection of media clippings

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Rubbish in the scrub at Rockbeare Park, later to be renamed the Darebin Parklands.

Rockbeare Park and Darebin Creek, August 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Shows wetlands and Darebin Creek. Albion Reid land on fore bank. View from the north with panorama of Kew in the distance

Historical information

In 1972 Ivanhoe Progress Association planned to fill in the wetlands because they felt it bred mosquitos, and they obtained a grant for this work to take place. Darebin Parklands Association stormed the meeting to get this decision reversed, and the wetlands were never filled in.

Darebin Parklands 1914

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Historical information

Previous record no. A 1914. Found in a manila folder titled {Historical photographs} Items found in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

Rockbeare Park

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Darebin Park work]

Boy standing below a willow tree

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Phil Course, approximately 1974.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Mulberry spur looking towards the railway bridge.

Darebin Parklands 23rd November 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [23 Nov. 1980, 11:30 am]

Mulberry Spur, 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. The alluvial tongues of Mulberry Spur with quarry beyond and panorama of Melbourne. Artichoke thistles covering foreground right.

Historical information

Artichoke thistles were one of the many widespread environmental weeds which had to be eradicated before re-planting the Parklands.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Rockbeare Park, later to be renamed the Darebin Parklands.

Back of Green Street June 1991

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of working regular bee. In foreground Shirley Flynn, Secretary of the Darebin Parklands group, the Course children and others.

Rockbeare Ivanhoe 1910

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Historical information

Previous record no. E 1910. Found in a manila folder titled {Historical photographs} Items found in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

Building ranger's hut -- pouring concrete

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Darebin Creek in flood 1990

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Rockbeare Park

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Picking caterpillars off young trees c. 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Annotated on back.

Darebin Creek.

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 [Work on driveway to 1st Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980]

Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. The wooden frame of the Clifton Bridge which the concrete was poured in to set.

Historical information

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

Looking up to Mulberry Spur

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. [Looking up to Mulberry Spur. Brad Haler Aug '85]