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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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Working Bee c2000

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Working Bee at bottom of Waverley Av. Ivanhoe - Tony Perri]

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

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

Cutting the ribbon of the new viewing deck

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 Association, Alphington

Swamp in Darebin Parklands

Colour photograph. Reproduction on paper.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Pond in amphitheatre full of rubbish

B&W photograph. Darebin Creek.

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

Darebin Creek 1970s

B&W photograph. A bend in the creek.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph. Laying the foundations.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Michael Oxer, right, John Barton.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Installing Clifton Bridge

Colour photograph. 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

Darebin Parklands

Col. photograph. Image of wetlands. Mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Brad Hales 1987].

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Creek 1970s

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Ranger's Hut c1981

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [ Ranger's Hut with Gill. Circa 1980-2] Found in folder titled:[Darebin Parklands 1982 Australia 4/10/82].

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Creek 1970s

B & W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Picking caterpillars off young trees c. 1980

B&W photograph. Annotated on back.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

B&W photograph. Working bee.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Back of Green Street June 1991

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [Back of Green St, Ivanhoe, near creek. June 1991].

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Parklands.

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Large tree and dog near houses. Items found loose in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Sue Course in Rockbeare Park

B&W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [1980 Sir Rupert Hamer (then Premier of Vic) looking south from near top of Rockbeare Park Hill] L to R Sir Rupert Hamer, Bruce Skeggs, Michael Oxer

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

The finished ranger's hut -- getting ready for launching

Colour 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

Vista beyond Mulberry Spur 10th February 1976

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Installing Clifton Bridge

Colour photograph. Three men 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

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Installing Clifton Bridge

Colour photograph. Four men 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