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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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Darebin Creek 1970s

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Near ranger's hut

B&W photograph.

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

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

Rockbeare Park

B&W Photograph

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

Arbour Street May 1987

Colour photograph. Preparing for development of land.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rock cliff

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

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

Darebin Parklands c1982

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Wetlands, Darebin Parklands

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Photograph L. J. Course ; Scanned by Heideberg Historical Society].

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

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Ranger's Hut. Phil Course 1980]

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

Building ranger's hut -- pouring concrete

B&W photograph.

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

Darebin Creek in flood 1990

Colour photograph.

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

Rockbeare Park

B&W Photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Creek 1970s

B & W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Bluestone weir, Rockbeare Park, February 1975

B&W photograph showing remains of bluestone weir across Darebin Creek

Historical information

This bluestone weir is one of two in the same section of Darebin Creek and is a remanent from early farming days. A vineyard was established by Thomas Bear and produced award wining table wines in the 1860-70s. Orange trees were later grown on the slopes below Rockbeare Grove and mixed market gardening was established in this area as the land was progressively sub-divided and leased. The weirs were used to dam the creek and pumps used to pump water to the vineyards and orange grove.

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

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

Darebin Paklands water body

Colour photograph.

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

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

Wetlands.

Colour photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

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