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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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Floodplain in the Darebin Parklands 2nd July 1992

2 x colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park after first planting May 1974

B&W photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Showing swamp ... with Ellis Stones]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Installing Clifton Bridge

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 Association, Alphington

Installing Clifton Bridge

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 Association, Alphington

Clifton Bridge

Colour photograph. The wooden frame of the Clifton Bridge which the concrete was poured in to set.

Historical information

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Paddock with horses

B&W photograph. Horses are being ridden.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Mulberry Spur 1974

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [looking up to Mulberry spur & Yarana rd. houses].

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Throwing water plants into the wetlands.

Colour photograph. Sue Course, Vin Heffernan and Rob Gell 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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Opening of the bridge August 1979

Colour photograph. Opening of bridge showing bonfire ; showing hill behind footbridge with dead blackberry canes on right.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Boy standing below a willow tree

B&W photograph of Phil Course, approximately 1974.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Alphington c1982

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [View of Alphington side of park circa 1981-2 ? Taken from top of Rangers Hut.] Found in folder titled:[Darebin Parklands 1982 Australia 4/10/82].

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Pine Ridge 1912

B&W photograph. Paper copy - unclear when created.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Original held in state library]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Opening of Ranger's Hut, Rockbeare Park 1980.

Colour photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Parklands c.1973

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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Wetlands.

Colour photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Inspecting the board on the occasion of the opening of the viewing deck

Colour photograph of Councillor Vin Heffernan (left), Rob Gell (Channels 9 & 7 weather presenter, centre) and Peter Wiltshire (Darebin Parklands Ranger, right).

Historical information

The viewing deck was designed by Trevor House, architect.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated with sticker on back.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph. Pictured, Warren Thomas.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Silurian outcrops

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. Also includes a piece of paper taped to it which indicates this photo was used for publicity. Unclear if the photo was taken for publicity purposes.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Parklands c1982

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Sidney Clifton, pictured right, John Barton, his friend.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Clifton Bridge: removing the frame

Colour photograph. Clifton Bridge being constructed. The wooden frame which held the concrete as it set is being removed.

Historical information

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park

B&W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin creek 10th February 1976

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Creek 1970s

B & W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Ranger Peter Wiltshire throwing water plants into the wetlands.

Colour photograph. 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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Parklands

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [1987].

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Parklands looking toward Yarana rd.

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rapids in Darebin Creek

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotation on back refers to using this image in the Darebin Parklands Booklet.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington