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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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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.

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.

Darebin Parklands 1914

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Historical information

Previous record no. A 1914. Found in a manila folder titled {Historical photographs} Items found in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

Park Care Day 2005

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Park Care Day Growing plants Nov 2005]

Pine Ridge 1912

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Paper copy - unclear when created.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Original held in state library]

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.

Back of Green Street June 1991

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Wetlands near BBQ area. 1982

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. [Wetlands near BBQ area 1982]

Arbour Street May 1987

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Preparing for development of land.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

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.

Building ranger's hut -- pouring concrete

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].

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.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured, Warren Thomas.

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. A bend in the creek.

Rockbeare Park after first planting May 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

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

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.

Preparations for Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Getting ready to build.

Planting to screen shed

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Barry Arnstein.

Darebin Parklands c1982

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Parklands 1974.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. View of railway bridge.

Historical information

Previous record no. D 1974. Found in a manila folder titled {Historical photographs} Items found in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

The finished ranger's hut -- getting ready for launching

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Mulberry Spur 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Rockbeare Park working bee 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

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].