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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 Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Rockbeare Park, later to be renamed the Darebin Parklands.

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.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of trash dumped in the tip site.

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.

Vista beyond Mulberry Spur 10th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. From South East corner of quarry, showing tip in foreground (previously a quarry)

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Don England.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Annotated with:[RPCG working bee]. Shows children Phil and Gill Course.

Historical information

Ellis Stones, well known landscape designer, designed and supervised the entrance to the Parklands from Rockbeare Grove. He designed a winding path but Council insisted on two straight paths for vehicle access.

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.

(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Darebin Park - big pond]

Ellis Stones Memorial Lecture 1984

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Pictured centre: Joan Kirner, M.P.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

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.

Houses bordering Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

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.

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Opening of Ranger's Hut 1980. Sir Rupert Hamer on left]

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.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Working bee.

Pollution in Darebin Creek 10th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Below railway bridge.

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 Parklands reflections 23rd November 1980.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [reflections, 23 Nov 1980, 11:20 am].

Darebin Parklands 23rd November 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [23 Nov. 1980, 11:30 am]

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.]

Wetlands.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

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}].

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]

Darebin Paklands water body

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Laying the foundations.

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.

Rockbeare Park

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W Photograph