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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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Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Rockbeare Park

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Bluestone weir, Rockbeare Park, February 1975

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph showing remains of bluestone weir across Darebin Creek

Historical information

This bluestone weir is one of two in the same section of Darebin Creek and is a remanent from early farming days. A vineyard was established by Thomas Bear and produced award wining table wines in the 1860-70s. Orange trees were later grown on the slopes below Rockbeare Grove and mixed market gardening was established in this area as the land was progressively sub-divided and leased. The weirs were used to dam the creek and pumps used to pump water to the vineyards and orange grove.

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.

Ellis Stones Memorial Lecture 1984

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Pictured: Vin Heffernan with [Joan Kirner, M.P.]

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Ellis Stones Memorial Lecture given by Joan Kirner, M.P.]

Working bee. Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. Working bee Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Opening of Ranger's Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Opening of 1st Ranger's Hut 1980. Rockbeare Park with city in background.] Opened by Rupert Hamer , Premier Victoria.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Working bee.

Darebin Parklands looking toward Yarana rd.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [Mulberry spur showing neglect and weeds].

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Darebin creek 10th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Behind tennis courts, Kingsley Street.

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].

Macleod High 1990

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Macleod High 1990]

Darebin Parklands

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [1987].

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. Rubbish in the scrub at Rockbeare Park, later to be renamed the Darebin Parklands.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Working bee.

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

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.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

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].

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Opening of 1st Ranger's Hut 1980 showing roof of hut below. Rockbeare Park. photograph L. Course] Opened by Rupert Hamer, Premier Victoria.

Rockbeare Park and Darebin Creek, August 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Shows wetlands and Darebin Creek. Albion Reid land on fore bank. View from the north with panorama of Kew in the distance

Historical information

In 1972 Ivanhoe Progress Association planned to fill in the wetlands because they felt it bred mosquitos, and they obtained a grant for this work to take place. Darebin Parklands Association stormed the meeting to get this decision reversed, and the wetlands were never filled in.

Boy standing below a willow tree

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Phil Course, approximately 1974.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B & W photograph

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.

Darebin Parklands 23rd November 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

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.