A search of the Society's collection for Trugo (sport - trugo) today, 20 January, 2023, produces a list of eleven items. This story looks at three of those items to see what they say about the sport, in general, and Trugo in Port Melbourne in particular.
This is not intended to be an in-depth story about Trugo other than…
From the Collection - Ron Laing’s Pub Photos (catalogue no 1287)
Ron Laing was born in Scotland in 1920. During the war he was a flying instructor and in 1950 he migrated to Australia where he worked as a forklift driver and a machinist for the Melbourne Harbor Trust. After containers were introduced he worked unloading containers for an importer/exporter company.
PMH&PS is fortunate to have in its collection an impressive number of photographs taken by Ron Laing (1920 to 2003)
Ron Laing spent the years between his retirement in 1984 and the end of his life documenting the massive change that was taking place in Port Melbourne through that time. ‘I’d heard that things were going to change round…