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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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Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Laying the foundations.

(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Darebin Park - big pond]

Darebin Creek in flood 1990

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

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.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Laying the foundations.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Working party.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [1987].

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B & W photograph

Macleod High 1990

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Macleod High 1990]

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.

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.

Ranger's Hut c1981

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [ Ranger's Hut with Gill. Circa 1980-2] Found in folder titled:[Darebin Parklands 1982 Australia 4/10/82].

Darebin Parklands Wetlands August 1985

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Creek Rockbeare Estate 1909.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Historical information

Previous record no. C 1909. Found in a manila folder titled {Historical photographs} Items found in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

Inscriptions & Markings

[Darebin Creek Rockbeare Estate]

Preparations for Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Michael Oxer, right, John Barton.

Rockbeare Park after first planting May 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Showing swamp ... with Ellis Stones]

Along the Heidelberg Road c.1900

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Copy of an image printed on photo paper. Unclear when the copy was made

Installing Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Four 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.

Wetlands near BBQ area. 1982

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. [Wetlands near BBQ area 1982]

Ron Gleeson on stage.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Ron Gleeson president of the DCMC 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.

Cutting the ribbon of the new viewing deck

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph of Councillor Vin Heffernan (left) and Rob Gell, Channel 9 & 7 weatherman (right) cutting the ribbon of the new viewing deck in Darebin Parklands

Historical information

The viewing deck was designed by Trevor House, architect.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated with stickers on back. [1994/015541 case admin]

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Barry Arnstein, second from right, Sidney Clifton.

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.