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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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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.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Rubbish in the scrub at Rockbeare Park, later to be renamed the Darebin Parklands.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of the area which was to become the Darebin Parklands. Shows toilet and other buildings which were probably part of old bluestone quarry operation. The tree at right is still standing (at 2014). The path behind is the extension of Separation Street.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of the area which was to become the Darebin Parklands. Shows tip site and makeshift toilet probably from the days of the former bluestone quarry. Darebin Enterprise Centre is in the distance.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Rubbish at the tip.

Historical information

This photograph shows an area of the Darebin Parklands that was a tip site before it became part of the park.

Pond in amphitheatre full of rubbish

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Darebin Creek.

Collection of newsletters

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

A4 looseleaf papers. Rockbeare Park and Darebin Parklands newsletters

Collection of media clippings

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Pollution in Darebin Creek 10th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Below railway bridge.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of trash dumped in the tip site.

Vista beyond Mulberry Spur 10th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. From South East corner of quarry, showing tip in foreground (previously a quarry)

Pollution in Darebin Creek 10th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Below Railway Bridge.

Historical information

People often pushed cars and supermarket trolleys over the edge of the cliff at the end of Waverley Avenue.

Tip Northcote 10th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. From South East corner. Shows former quarry, which at this stage was now a tip.

Darebin creek 10th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

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 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Working bee.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Working bee.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph of working regular bee. In foreground Shirley Flynn, Secretary of the Darebin Parklands group, the Course children and others.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Working party.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Working party.

Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Rockbeare Park working bee 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph