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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)
phone
+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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Tour Guide Badge

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tour guide
badge

Two (2) tour guide badges, B&W, with the writing: Darebin Parklands Tour Guides. Round in shape, made from plastic with metal fastening.

Historical information

The design for the badges was chosen from competition entrants by school children from the nearby area. The badges were worn by volunteer tour guides.

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 Park 1970s

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

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

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 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 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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph of Darebin Creek.

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

Pond in amphitheatre full of rubbish

B&W photograph. Darebin Creek.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Collection of newsletters

A4 looseleaf papers. Rockbeare Park and Darebin Parklands newsletters

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Collection of media clippings

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. Mulberry spur looking towards the railway bridge.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 1970s

B&W photograph of trash dumped in the tip site.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Vista beyond Mulberry Spur 10th February 1976

B&W photograph. From South East corner of quarry, showing tip in foreground (previously a quarry)

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

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

Darebin creek 10th February 1976

B&W photograph. Behind tennis courts, Kingsley Street.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

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.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

B&W photograph. Working bee.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

B&W photograph. Working bee.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

B&W photograph of working regular bee. In foreground Shirley Flynn, Secretary of the Darebin Parklands group, the Course children and others.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

B&W photograph. Working party.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Entrance to Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

B&W photograph. Working party.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park 15th February 1976

B&W photograph.

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington

Rockbeare Park working bee 15th February 1976

B&W photograph

Darebin Parklands Association, Alphington