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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)
phone
+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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Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Don England.

Rockbeare Park

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Darebin Parklands 23 November 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [23 Nov 1980, 10:45 am].

Darebin creek 10th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Planting to screen shed

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Barry Arnstein.

Darebin Parklands 23rd November 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Arbour Street 17th April 1987

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Preparing for the development of land.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Ellis Stones Memorial Lecture 1984

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

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.

Picking caterpillars off young trees c. 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Annotated on back.

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Wetlands.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour 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.

Darebin Parklands

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [1987].

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]

Wetlands, Darebin Parklands

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Photograph L. J. Course ; Scanned by Heideberg Historical Society].

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.

Opening of Ranger's Hut, Rockbeare Park 1980.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

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]

Arbour Street May 1987

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Preparing for development of land.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Working bee. Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. Working bee Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Rockbeare Park working bee 15th February 1976

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.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

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.

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]

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].

Preparations for Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Start of 1st Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980]

Darebin Parklands

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [1987].