Darebin Parklands - the book
Darebin Parklands: Escaping the Claws of the Machine
How to order Darebin Parklands: Escaping the Claws of the Machine
In person: purchase at any DPA event. Events are listed on the events page. You can also purchase books from the parklands environment centre; although note that the centre's opening times are limited, as the rangers are often working in the parklands.
By post: download an order form from this page (or pick one up from the parklands environment centre) and post with payment by cheque or money order to PO Box 3, Ivanhoe, 3079.
Online: go to our secure online store and pay using your credit or debit card or PayPal account.
Darebin Parklands: Escaping the Claws of the Machine by Dr Sarah Mirams, with foreword by former Australian of the Year Professor Tim Flannery, is now available from the DPA's secure online store, where you can purchase with your credit card or PayPal account. Click here to go to our secure online store.
Darebin Parklands: Escaping the Claws of the Machine is a beautifully illustrated coffee table book that tells the story of the land our park is created on – from the First Nation indigenous owners to the farmers and industrialists who later occupied the site. It tells of how concerted community action over a generation saw the land saved “from the claws of the machine”.
“I commend this story to anyone who has a vision for improving his or her community, who seeks inspiration to make it happen.”
From the foreword by former Australian of the Year, Professor Tim Flannery
Read the story "How 'mother of the park' helped grow a suburban oasis from a tip" by Carolyn Webb in The Age.