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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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Darebin Parklands c1982

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Macleod High 1990

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Macleod High 1990]

Bluestone weir, Rockbeare Park, February 1975

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph showing remains of bluestone weir across Darebin Creek

Historical information

This bluestone weir is one of two in the same section of Darebin Creek and is a remanent from early farming days. A vineyard was established by Thomas Bear and produced award wining table wines in the 1860-70s. Orange trees were later grown on the slopes below Rockbeare Grove and mixed market gardening was established in this area as the land was progressively sub-divided and leased. The weirs were used to dam the creek and pumps used to pump water to the vineyards and orange grove.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured, Warren Thomas.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Rockbeare Park

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

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.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Laying the foundations.

Collection of media clippings

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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.

Darebin Parklands 23rd November 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

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.

Tour Guide Badge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Two (2) tour guide badges, B&W, with the writing: Darebin Parklands Tour Guides. Round in shape, made from plastic with metal fastening.

Historical information

The design for the badges was chosen from competition entrants by school children from the nearby area. The badges were worn by volunteer tour guides.

Park Care Day 2005

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Rockbeare Park working bee 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

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.

Former tip site area 1979

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [May 1979. Planting near mound adjacent to Separation st. Yarana rd. former tip site area}].

Installing Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Four people 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.

Paddock with horses

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Horses are being ridden.

Darebin Parklands 23rd November 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotation on back [Darebin Park - making big pond]

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.

Mulberry Spur 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [looking up to Mulberry spur & Yarana rd. houses].

Rockbeare Park

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of the area which was to become the Darebin Parklands. Shows toilet and other buildings which were probably part of old bluestone quarry operation. The tree at right is still standing (at 2014). The path behind is the extension of Separation Street.

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Rock cliff

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Darebin Paklands water body

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.