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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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Darebin Parklands Wetlands August 1985

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Wetlands near BBQ area. Brad Hales Aug '85]

Rockbeare Ivanhoe 1910

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Historical information

Previous record no. E 1910. Found in a manila folder titled {Historical photographs} Items found in collection gathered together by the author of the Darebin Parklands history 2011.

The finished ranger's hut -- getting ready for launching

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Building ranger's hut -- pouring concrete

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Installing Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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.

Pouring concrete for 1st ranger's hut

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Ford in Darebin Creek May 1974

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Arbour Street May 1987

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Preparing for development of land.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Darebin Parklands August 1985

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Brad Haler Aug '85]

Entrance to Rockbeare Park.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [1980 Sir Rupert Hamer (then Premier of Vic) looking south from near top of Rockbeare Park Hill] L to R Sir Rupert Hamer, Bruce Skeggs, Michael Oxer

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].

Darebin Creek 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Col. photograph. Image of the Darebin Parklands. Mounted on board. Board dimensions: 375 x 529 mm.

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.

Clifton Bridge

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph. Crossing Clifton Bridge.

Historical information

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

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Working bee.

Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Working party.

Houses bordering Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph.

Bluestone weir, Rockbeare Park, February 1975

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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.

Houses bordering Rockbeare Park 1970s

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Sidney Clifton's house is on the right.

Historical information

Sidney Clifton was a mechanical engineer and a lecturer at Melbourne University. He built the house, which is still in the family. He was a foundation member and treasurer of Darebin Parklands Association. He designed Clifton Bridge in Darebin Parklands and built the wooden formwork for it in his living room in this house. It was built with volunteers and funded by a grant from Heidelberg and Northcote Councils. He was a foundation member and treasurer of Darebin Parklands Association.

Trees on the horizon.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph.

Historical information

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

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.

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Annotated with:[RPCG working bee]. Shows children Phil and Gill Course.

Historical information

Ellis Stones, well known landscape designer, designed and supervised the entrance to the Parklands from Rockbeare Grove. He designed a winding path but Council insisted on two straight paths for vehicle access.

Planting to screen shed

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Barry Arnstein.

Working bee Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. [Working Bee Wynstay Cres. May 2000 with Darebin Parklands and city in background.]

Pond in amphitheatre full of rubbish

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

B&W photograph. Darebin Creek.

Darebin Parklands.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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.