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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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Preparations for Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Preparations Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980]

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Col. photograph. Image of the Darebin Parklands. Mounted on board. Board dimensions: 375 x 529 mm.

Ron Gleeson on stage.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Ron Gleeson president of the DCMC 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.

Boy standing below a willow tree

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Phil Course, approximately 1974.

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. A waterfall.

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.

Paddock with horses

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Horses are being ridden.

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.]

Mulberry Spur, 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. The alluvial tongues of Mulberry Spur with quarry beyond and panorama of Melbourne. Artichoke thistles covering foreground right.

Historical information

Artichoke thistles were one of the many widespread environmental weeds which had to be eradicated before re-planting the Parklands.

Houses bordering Rockbeare Park 1970s

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].

Rockbeare Park

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Rockbeare Park, later to be renamed the Darebin Parklands.

Back of Green Street June 1991

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Darebin Parklands sign

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Sign made of wood. Items found loose in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

Installing Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. The wooden frame and handrails of the bridge are erected ready for the concrete to be poured in.

Historical information

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

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Installing Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Two men inspecting the underside of the bridge. The remnants of the wooden frame used to set the concrete bridge can be seen on the right hand side.

Historical information

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

Preparations for Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Getting ready to build.

Rockbeare Park

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph

Darebin Parklands c1982

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Opening of the bridge August 1979

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Bridge opening by Sidney Clifton. The bridge was designed and built by Clifton and volunteers, under supervision of Sidney Clifton.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

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]

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].

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of the area that was to become the Darebin Parklands.

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B & W photograph

Ellis Stones Memorial Lecture 1984

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Laying the foundations.