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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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Clifton Brigde

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Child sitting on Clifton Bridge.

Historical information

The bridge was designed and constucted by Sidney Clifton, an engineer who lived in a house neighbouring the parklands.

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.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Laying the foundations.

Darebin Paklands water body

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Beatrice, second to left, Barry Arnstein, right Mary-Anne Arnstein.

Darebin Parklands

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [1987].

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].

Sue Course in Rockbeare Park

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

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.

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.

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.

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 Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Floodplain in the Darebin Parklands 2nd July 1992

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

2 x colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [HCC floodplain from Snoop Street 2/7/92]

Rockbeare Ivanhoe 1910

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Historical information

Previous record no. E 1910. Found in a manila folder titled {Historical photographs} Items found in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

Working bee. Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. Working bee Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Pouring concrete for ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

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 Wetlands August 1985

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Wetlands near BBQ area. Brad Hales Aug '85]

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.]

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.

Collection of media clippings

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Sidney Clifton, second to right, Laurie Course, right, John Barton.

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. Three men inspecting Clifton Bridge.

Historical information

The bridge was designed and constucted by Sidney Clifton, an engineer who lived in a house neighbouring the parklands.

Arbour Street May 1987

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Preparing for development of land.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Barry Arnstein, second from right, Sidney Clifton.

Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Darebin Creek.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.