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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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(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Darebin Park work]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph of the area that was to become the Darebin Parklands.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph. Rubbish at the tip.

Historical information

This photograph shows an area of the Darebin Parklands that was a tip site before it became part of the park.

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

Back of Green Street June 1991

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

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

Former tip site area 1979

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [May 1979. Planting near mound adjacent to Separation st. Yarana rd. former tip site area}].

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1914

B&W photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Three people in a tree. Copy made on paper - not clear when this was created. Annotated on back.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Creek 1970s

B&W photograph.

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

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Barry Arnstein, second from right, Sidney Clifton.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Clifton Brigde

Colour photograph. Child sitting on 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

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

Darebin Parklands 1974.

B&W photograph. View of railway bridge.

Historical information

Previous record no. D 1974. 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

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Don England.

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

Darebin Paklands water body

Colour photograph.

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

Darebin Parklands.

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Hill where blue-stone steps now are. D.P. 1982]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Planting to screen shed

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Barry Arnstein.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Sue Course in Rockbeare Park

B&W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

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Gloria McMahon interviewing: re. Darebin Parklands

Audio tape.

Historical information

Audio recordings, including a recording (approximately 25 minutes) in which Sue and Laurie Course discuss their role in restoring the Rockbeare Park and acquiring the former tip-site, later to become the Darebin Parklands.

Inscriptions & Markings

Unclear date, annotated with stickers. Side 1 contains a recording of Gloria McMahon interviewing: re. Darebin Parklands (incomplete).

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

Rockbeare Ivanhoe 1910

B&W photograph. This is a copy an it is unclear when the copy was made. Annotated on back.

Historical information

Taken by Mr. Kerr of Gillies st.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park

B&W photograph

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

Working bee. Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back. Working bee Wynstay Cres. May 2000

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Vin Heffernan shows his certificate of life membership.

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Vin Heffernan - made a life member of the D.P.A. Far left Antony Perri (President). Pat Kelly (former president far right). Peter Wiltshire next to Vin Heffernan. Circa 1998]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington