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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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Collection of media clippings

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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.

Arbour Street 17th April 1987

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Preparing for the development of land.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Working Bee c2000

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Working Bee at bottom of Waverley Av. Ivanhoe - Tony Perri]

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.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

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.

Rangers Hut preparation 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Preparing the ground for the Ranger's hut building] Labelled on front [Tom Leigh Photographics Clarke Street Northcote 3070 (03)4821629 FAX (03)4824371

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 left, Barry Arnstein, second from right, Sidney Clifton.

Collection of newsletters

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

A4 looseleaf papers. Rockbeare Park and Darebin Parklands newsletters

Rock cliff

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

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.

Swamp in Darebin Parklands

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Reproduction on paper.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Preparations for Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Getting ready to build.

Wetlands, Darebin Parklands

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

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]

Planting to screen shed

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Barry Arnstein.

Boy standing below a willow tree

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Phil Course, approximately 1974.

Darebin Creek in flood 1990

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

Inspecting the board on the occasion of the opening of the viewing deck

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph of Councillor Vin Heffernan (left), Rob Gell (Channels 9 & 7 weather presenter, centre) and Peter Wiltshire (Darebin Parklands Ranger, right).

Historical information

The viewing deck was designed by Trevor House, architect.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated with sticker on back.

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.

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.

Preparations for Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Preparations Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980]

Installing Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Two men inspecting the underside of the bridge. The remnants of the wooden frame used to set the concrete bridge can be seen on the right hand side.

Historical information

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

Back of Green Street June 1991

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.