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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 working bee 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Sue Course with children Phil and Gill.

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [1980 Sir Rupert Hamer (then Premier of Vic) looking south from near top of Rockbeare Park Hill] L to R Sir Rupert Hamer, Bruce Skeggs, Michael Oxer

Arbour Street May 1987

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Preparing for development of land.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

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.

Below Wynstay Cres.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Below Wynstay]

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Rockbeare Park

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].

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.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Laying the foundations.

Back of Green Street June 1991

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [Back of Green St, Ivanhoe, near creek. June 1991].

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands c1982

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Ranger's Hut. Phil Course 1980]

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.

Mulberry Spur 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Working bee. Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. Working bee Wynstay Cres. May 2000

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]

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)

Opening of the bridge August 1979

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Opening of bridge showing bonfire ; showing hill behind footbridge with dead blackberry canes on right.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Along the Heidelberg Road c.1900

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Entrance to Rockbeare Park.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Working Bee c2000

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Opened by Rupert Hamer, Premier Victoria.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Rubbish in the scrub at Rockbeare Park, later to be renamed the Darebin Parklands.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

Opening of Ranger's Hut, Rockbeare Park 1980.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Building ranger's hut -- pouring concrete

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Mulberry Spur with views, 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Land proposed as Parklands. View of houses in Bennett Street, Alphington and Northcote Hill in the distance. The artichoke weed can be seen across the foreground.

Historical information

The widespread artichoke weed and other environmental weeds had to be cleared before planting could commence.