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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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Interview by Reg Johnstone of Laurence J. Course, 5th November 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Audio tape.

Historical information

Audio recordings, including a recording of a radio interview (approximately 12 minutes) in which Laurie Course discusses the early history of the Rockbeare Park; the significance of the area; and plans to develop the area into the Darebin Parklands.

Inscriptions & Markings

Covered with cardboard sleeve wth annotation that incluces: [Interview by Reg Johnstone of Laurence J. Course of the Rockbeare Park Conservation Group at 1.30 in the Hardware Lane Studio in Cyclone House & was broadcast on 3ZZ at 8.15 that night on Friday 5th November 1976]. Annotations also on tape itself.

Rock cliff

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Opening of Ranger's Hut 1980. Sir Rupert Hamer on left]

Building ranger's hut -- pouring concrete

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Clifton Bridge.

Historical information

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

Clifton Bridge: removing the frame

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Clifton Bridge being constructed. The wooden frame which held the concrete as it set is being removed.

Historical information

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

Opening of Ranger's Hut, Rockbeare Park 1980.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Darebin Parklands 23 November 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Wetlands near BBQ area. 1982

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. [Wetlands near BBQ area 1982]

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Sidney Clifton, pictured right, John Barton, his friend.

Darebin Creek near Green Street 1991

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [near 133 Green St].

Ranger's Hut c1981

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Ranger at Ranger's Hut driveway circa 1981] Found in folder titled:[Darebin Parklands 1982 Australia 4/10/82].

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Opened by Rupert Hamer, Premier Victoria.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Building 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Three men inspecting Clifton Bridge.

Historical information

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

Rockbeare Park

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W Photograph

Back of Green Street June 1991

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Ellis Stones Memorial Lecture 1984

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Pictured centre: Joan Kirner, M.P.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Houses bordering Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Installing Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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.

Vista beyond Mulberry Spur 10th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Installing Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands sign

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Historical information

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

Park Care Day 2005

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Parklands 23rd November 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Darebin Park work]