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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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Cutting the ribbon of the new viewing deck

Colour photograph of Councillor Vin Heffernan (left) and Rob Gell, Channel 9 & 7 weatherman (right) cutting the ribbon of the new viewing deck in Darebin Parklands

Historical information

The viewing deck was designed by Trevor House, architect.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated with stickers on back. [1994/015541 case admin]

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

Planting to screen shed

B&W photograph. Pictured left, Barry Arnstein.

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

Ellis Stones Memorial Lecture 1984

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Opening of Ranger's Hut, Rockbeare Park 1980.

Colour photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Opening of Rangers Hut 1980

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Opening of 1st Ranger's Hut 1980 showing roof of hut below. Rockbeare Park. photograph L. Course] Opened by Rupert Hamer, Premier Victoria.

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 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

Darebin Creek 1970s

B&W photograph, Course children playing on the rocky bank of the creek.

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

Darebin Parklands

Col. photograph. Image of wetlands. Mounted on board.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Brad Hales 1987].

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Parklands.

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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Opening of Rangers Hut, Rockbeare Park 1980.

Colour photograph.

Historical information

Rupert Hamer, Premier of Victoria.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Pollution in Darebin Creek 10th February 1976

B&W photograph. Below Railway Bridge.

Historical information

People often pushed cars and supermarket trolleys over the edge of the cliff at the end of Waverley Avenue.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Installing Clifton Bridge

Colour photograph. The wooden frame and handrails of the bridge are erected ready for the concrete to be poured in.

Historical information

The bridge was designed and constucted by Sidney Clifton (pictured), an engineer who lived in a house neighbouring the 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

Building 1st ranger's hut

B&W photograph. Pictured, Warren Thomas.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Creek 1970s

B & W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Ellis Stones Memorial Lecture 1984

Colour photograph. Pictured: Vin Heffernan with [Joan Kirner, M.P.]

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Ellis Stones Memorial Lecture given by Joan Kirner, M.P.]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Darebin Parklands

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

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

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

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

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

Trees on the horizon.

Colour photograph.

Historical information

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Working Bee c2000

Colour photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Working Bee at bottom of Waverley Av. Ivanhoe - Tony Perri]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

View from Ranger's Hut c1982

Colour photograph.

Inscriptions & Markings

Annotated on back [Looking across to railway bridge from Ranger's Hut circa 1982] Found in folder titled:[Darebin Parklands 1982 Australia 4/10/82]

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington