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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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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}].

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)

Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. 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 working bee 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

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.

Darebin Parklands BBQ area August 1985

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [View from BBQ area. Brad Haler Aug '85]

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.

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.

Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Pouring concrete for 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands 23rd November 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Collection of media clippings

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1914

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Three people in a tree. Copy made on paper - not clear when this was created. Annotated on back.

Alphington c1982

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [View of Alphington side of park circa 1981-2 ? Taken from top of Rangers Hut.] Found in folder titled:[Darebin Parklands 1982 Australia 4/10/82].

Pouring concrete for ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Sidney Clifton directing operations.

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]

Darebin Parklands

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [Darebin Parklands showing Rockbeare Grove houses in background. Scanned by historical society].

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

Annotated on back [Darebin Park work]

Opening of Rangers Hut, Rockbeare Park 1980.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Rupert Hamer, Premier of Victoria.

Rockbeare Park working bee 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Houses bordering Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

"The Bungalow" above Darebin Parklands c1912

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Image of houses. Mounted on board.

Historical information

Closest house is at the corner of Waverley Avenue and Rockbeare Grove. The house is still standing and is heritage listed.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [10].

Ford in Darebin Creek May 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. At place where concrete bridge is now located.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [showing pebbly "beach" now no longer there]

Trees on the horizon.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Trees on the horizon. Items found loose in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

Railway bridge c1982

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Looking across to railway bridge from 1st Ranger's Hut circa 1982] Found in folder titled:[Darebin Parklands 1982 Australia 4/10/82].

Darebin Parklands 23rd November 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Boy standing below a willow tree

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Phil Course, approximately 1974.