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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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Pond in amphitheatre full of rubbish

B&W photograph. Darebin Creek.

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

Darebin Parklands

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [1987].

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

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

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Opening of 1st Ranger's Hut 1980 showing roof of hut below. Rockbeare Park. photograph L. Course] Opened by Rupert Hamer, Premier Victoria.

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

Darebin Parklands 23rd November 1980

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park

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

Darebin Parklands

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [1987].

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Installing Clifton Bridge

Colour photograph. Two men inspecting the underside of the bridge. The remnants of the wooden frame used to set the concrete bridge can be seen on the right hand side.

Historical information

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Creek 1970s

B & W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

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

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

Wetlands, Darebin Parklands

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Darebin Park - heavy machinery crossing]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotation on back [Darebin Park - making big pond]

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

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

Pouring concrete for 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Creek.

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Ron Gleeson on stage.

Colour photograph. Ron Gleeson president of the DCMC 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

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

Trees on the horizon.

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Trees on the horizon. Items found loose in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Parklands 23rd November 1980

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

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

Building ranger's hut -- pouring concrete

B&W photograph.

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