Photographer's Note

Apologies for the lack of a note to those who've already looked at my photo and may have commented. I had an error message when I uploaded and did not think the upload had gone through.

I had written about the game of Trugo, the name of which you can see on the front of the old red train.

The game was invented by railway workers in the Melbourne inner suburb of Yarraville in the 1920s. It is slightly similar to croquet and involved striking a rubber ring from a track buffer with a mallet. The reason I uploaded this was because just a couple of days ago I saw this article on our ABC (similar to BBC) website, and remembered taking this photo about a year ago, in the company of my friend Klaudio (daddo).

The fellow on the left is a waiter, or perhaps a chef, in a Yarraville cafe, and he had a short break from work and went over to sit down and talk to his friend. Klaudio and I were having a couple of beers at the end of hot afternoon taking photos nearby. I asked them if I could photograph them, but neither of them said anything, or adjusted their poses, so I took it. I had no idea that Trugo meant anything and could not work out what the mural signified. I researched it later, and knew quite a bit about Trugo before the appearance of the article in the ABC.

HERE is the link to the article. I suggest you read it and play the very short video which demonstrates how the ring is struck.

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