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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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(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Darebin Park work]

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

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

Rockbeare Park 1970s

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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Arbour Street May 1987

Colour photograph. Preparing for development of land.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Wetlands.

Colour photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Tour Guide Badge

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tour guide
badge

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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Parklands reflections 23rd November 1980.

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [reflections, 23 Nov 1980, 11:20 am].

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph.

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

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph.

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 Creek.

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Wetlands near BBQ area. 1982

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. [Wetlands near BBQ area 1982]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Parklands.

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Hill where blue-stone steps now are. D.P. 1982]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Tip Northcote 10th February 1976

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Clifton Brigde

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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Opening of Rangers Hut, Rockbeare Park 1980.

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Rupert Hamer, Premier of Victoria.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Parklands 23 November 1980

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [23 Nov 1980, 10:45 am].

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building 1st ranger's hut

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Creek 1970s

B&W photograph, Course children playing on the rocky bank of the creek.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park

B&W Photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Parklands sign

Colour photograph.

Historical information

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Park Care Day 2005

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Park Care Day Growing plants Nov 2005]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

B&W photograph. Working bee.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington