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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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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

Working bee May 2000

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Working Bee. Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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 Creek 1970s

B&W photograph. A waterfall.

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

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Arbour Street May 1987

Colour photograph. Preparing for development of land.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

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

Preparations for Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Horses in Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph. Horse agisted in the park. Roofs of neighbouring houses are seen in the distance.

Historical information

Rockbeare Park was leased by Heidelberg Shire to McLosky's riding school for agistment of horses until around 1974.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park working bee 15th February 1976

B&W photograph. Sue Course with children Phil and Gill.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Boy standing below a willow tree

B&W photograph of Phil Course, approximately 1974.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rangers Hut preparation 1980

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Preparing the ground for the Ranger's hut building] Labelled on front [Tom Leigh Photographics Clarke Street Northcote 3070 (03)4821629 FAX (03)4824371

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Ford in Darebin Creek May 1974

B&W photograph. At place where concrete bridge is now located.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [showing pebbly "beach" now no longer there]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

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

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

Arbour Street May 1987

Colour photograph. Preparing for development of land.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Looking up to Mulberry Spur

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. [Looking up to Mulberry Spur. Brad Haler Aug '85]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Mulberry Spur, 1974

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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building ranger's hut -- pouring concrete

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Working bee. Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. Working bee Wynstay Cres. May 2000

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

Rockbeare Park and Darebin Creek, August 1974

B&W photograph. Shows wetlands and Darebin Creek. Albion Reid land on fore bank. View from the north with panorama of Kew in the distance

Historical information

In 1972 Ivanhoe Progress Association planned to fill in the wetlands because they felt it bred mosquitos, and they obtained a grant for this work to take place. Darebin Parklands Association stormed the meeting to get this decision reversed, and the wetlands were never filled in.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Creek 1970s

B & W photograph

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

Swimming hole at back of 16 Rockbeare Gve 1914 (or c 1936)

B&W photograph. Copy on paper - unclear when copy was created.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Houses bordering Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington