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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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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.

Wetlands, Darebin Parklands

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Photograph L. J. Course ; Scanned by Heideberg Historical Society].

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [1980 Sir Rupert Hamer (then Premier of Vic) looking south from near top of Rockbeare Park Hill] L to R Sir Rupert Hamer, Bruce Skeggs, Michael Oxer

Ranger Peter Wiltshire throwing water plants into the wetlands.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. 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.

Interview by Reg Johnstone of Laurence J. Course, 5th November 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Audio tape.

Historical information

Audio recordings, including a recording of a radio interview (approximately 12 minutes) in which Laurie Course discusses the early history of the Rockbeare Park; the significance of the area; and plans to develop the area into the Darebin Parklands.

Inscriptions & Markings

Covered with cardboard sleeve wth annotation that incluces: [Interview by Reg Johnstone of Laurence J. Course of the Rockbeare Park Conservation Group at 1.30 in the Hardware Lane Studio in Cyclone House & was broadcast on 3ZZ at 8.15 that night on Friday 5th November 1976]. Annotations also on tape itself.

Darebin Parklands c.1973

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Found in a manila folder titled:[Historical photographs]. Items found in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

Tip Northcote 10th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. From South East corner. Shows former quarry, which at this stage was now a tip.

Swimming hole at back of 16 Rockbeare Gve 1914 (or c 1936)

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Copy on paper - unclear when copy was created.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

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]

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Installing Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Three men installing the wooden frame used to set the concrete section of Clifton Bridge.

Historical information

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

Darebin Parklands 23rd November 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Beatrice, second to left, Barry Arnstein, right Mary-Anne Arnstein.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph, Course children playing on the rocky bank of the creek.

(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotation on back [Darebin Park - making big pond]

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.

(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Darebin Park - heavy machinery crossing]

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.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Rubbish at the tip.

Historical information

This photograph shows an area of the Darebin Parklands that was a tip site before it became part of the park.

Rockbeare Park working bee 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Sue Course with children Phil and Gill.

Darebin Parklands Wetlands August 1985

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Wetlands near BBQ area. Brad Hales Aug '85]

Opening of Rangers Hut, Rockbeare Park 1980.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Rupert Hamer, Premier of Victoria.

Below Wynstay Cres.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Below Wynstay]

Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Three men inspecting Clifton Bridge.

Historical information

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

Paddock with horses

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Horses are being ridden.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Sidney Clifton, pictured right, John Barton, his friend.

Park Care Day 2005

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Park Care Day Growing plants Nov 2005]

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.