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Image obtained in 2008 from Craig Ebeling the grandson of Claus Ebeling

VCAL students running TRUGO clinic at Pakenham Show

Teacher Laura Henderson together with VCAL students will be running a TRUGO clinic at the Pakenham show this Saturday in conjunction with the Victorian Trugo Association.

Trugo is a ‘true blue aussie game’ played on a grass court by hitting rubber rings with a wooden mallet from one end of the green to goal posts at the other.

It is like a cross between croquet, wood chopping, lawn bowls and AFL football!

The game of Trugo was invented by Thomas Grieves of Yarraville in 1926. Inspired by the skylarking behaviour of fellow workmen at the Newport railway yards hitting train components around the workshop.

Come along and have a go.

Main photo image obtained in 2008 from Craig Ebeling the grandson of Claus Ebeling.

 

Three Trugo mallets and four rings. John McMahon's mallet (centre) Yarraville Trugo Club 2008

Three Trugo mallets and four rings. John McMahon’s mallet (centre) Yarraville Trugo Club 2008

Victorian Railways, Newport Wheel Shop 1915, State Library of Victoria

Victorian Railways, Newport Wheel Shop 1915, State Library of Victoria

 

 

Event Date: March 19, 2016