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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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Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph of the area which was to become the Darebin Parklands. Shows tip site and makeshift toilet probably from the days of the former bluestone quarry. Darebin Enterprise Centre is in the distance.

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

Alphington c1982

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [View of Alphington side of park circa 1981-2 ? Taken from top of Rangers Hut.] Found in folder titled:[Darebin Parklands 1982 Australia 4/10/82].

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Clifton Bridge

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.

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

Preparations for Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Work on driveway to 1st Ranger's Hut Rockbeare Park 1980]

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

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Pollution in Darebin Creek 10th February 1976

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pollution

B&W photograph. Below railway bridge.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

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

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Working bee Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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

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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Clifton Bridge: removing the frame

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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

B&W photograph.

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 Creek in flood 1990

Colour 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

Rockbeare Park 1970s

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

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

Park Care Day 2005

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Working bee Darebin Parklands c. 1976

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [L. Stephen Galama, trevore Howes, Phil Course (6 yrs?) facing them. Up foot of Pine Ridge]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rapids in Darebin Creek

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotation on back refers to using this image in the Darebin Parklands Booklet.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Pouring concrete for ranger's hut

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Sidney Clifton directing operations.

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

Opening of Rangers Hut, Rockbeare Park 1980.

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Rupert Hamer, Premier of Victoria.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Boy standing below a willow tree

B&W photograph of Phil Course, approximately 1974.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Parklands 23 November 1980

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington