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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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Macleod High 1990

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Macleod High 1990]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph of Rockbeare Park, later to be renamed the Darebin Parklands.

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 and Darebin Creek, August 1974

B&W photograph. Shows wetlands and Darebin Creek. Albion Reid land on fore bank. View from the north with panorama of Kew in the distance

Historical information

In 1972 Ivanhoe Progress Association planned to fill in the wetlands because they felt it bred mosquitos, and they obtained a grant for this work to take place. Darebin Parklands Association stormed the meeting to get this decision reversed, and the wetlands were never filled in.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park after first planting May 1974

B&W photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Showing swamp ... with Ellis Stones]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park

B&W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Creek 1970s

B&W photograph. A bend in the creek.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Throwing water plants into the wetlands.

Colour photograph. Sue Course, Vin Heffernan and Rob Gell 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

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Swimming hole at back of 16 Rockbeare Gve 1914 (or c 1936)

B&W photograph. Copy on paper - unclear when copy was created.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Mulberry Spur 1974

B&W photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [looking up to Mulberry spur & Yarana rd. houses].

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

Swamp in Darebin Parklands

Colour photograph. Reproduction on paper.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building 1st ranger's hut

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

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

Installing Clifton Bridge

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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park

B&W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park

B&W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Mulberry Spur with views, 1974

B&W photograph. Land proposed as Parklands. View of houses in Bennett Street, Alphington and Northcote Hill in the distance. The artichoke weed can be seen across the foreground.

Historical information

The widespread artichoke weed and other environmental weeds had to be cleared before planting could commence.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Opening of Rangers Hut, Rockbeare Park 1980.

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Rupert Hamer, Premier of Victoria.

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

Darebin Parklands c1982

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Found in folder titled [Darebin Parklands 1982 Australia 4/10/82]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rangers Hut preparation 1980

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Preparing the ground for the Ranger's hut building] Labelled on front [Tom Leigh Photographics Clarke Street Northcote 3070 (03)4821629 FAX (03)4824371

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Opening of Ranger's Hut, Rockbeare Park 1980.

Colour photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

(Re)making wetlands in Rockbeare Park.

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Darebin Park - big pond]

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

Picking caterpillars off young trees c. 1980

B&W photograph. Annotated on back.

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

Back of Green Street June 1991

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back with [Back of Green St, Ivanhoe, near creek. June 1991].

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington