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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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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.]

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.

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.

Rapids in Darebin Creek

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotation on back refers to using this image in the Darebin Parklands Booklet.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Silurian outcrops

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. Also includes a piece of paper taped to it which indicates this photo was used for publicity. Unclear if the photo was taken for publicity purposes.

Wetlands near BBQ area. 1982

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. [Wetlands near BBQ area 1982]

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of the area which was to become the Darebin Parklands. Shows tip site and makeshift toilet probably from the days of the former bluestone quarry. Darebin Enterprise Centre is in the distance.

Arbour Street May 1987

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Preparing for development of land.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Darebin Park - big pond]

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.

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Opened by Rupert Hamer, Premier Victoria.

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. A bend in the creek.

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.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of the area that was to become the Darebin Parklands.

(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Darebin Park work]

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Working bee.

Houses bordering Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

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.

Arbour Street May 1987

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Preparing for development of land.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

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.

Collection of newsletters

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

A4 looseleaf papers. Rockbeare Park and Darebin Parklands newsletters

Dairy c.1918

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Historical information

Previous record no. G Dairy c.1918. Found in a manila folder titled:[Historical photographs]. Items found in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Sidney Clifton, second to right, Laurie Course, right, John Barton.

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Preparations for Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Darebin Parklands

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Col. photograph. Image of the Darebin Parklands. Mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [1987].

Working bee. Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. Working bee Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Opening of Ranger's Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Opening of 1st Ranger's Hut 1980. Rockbeare Park with city in background.] Opened by Rupert Hamer , Premier Victoria.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.