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Hobsons Bay Heritage on Screen- a taste

A B&W episode of Homicide ‘Peter’s Party’ (1970) featuring the Point Gellibrand Pile Light and ‘The Don of Trugo’, a VCA student short, which centres on the unique game of Trugo.

A program of two short films, one featuring the Point Gellibrand Pile Light and the other the game of Trugo. A 50-minute episode of Crawford Production’s landmark TV series ‘Homicide’ from the 1970s was set on the Point Gellibrand Pile light and provides an opportunity for people to see the light in all its glory in beautiful black & white.

Also, a VCA student short fiction film by David Pritchard ‘The Don of Trugo’ tells the story of the struggling Yarraville Trugo Club’s search for a team in time for their grudge match against Newport. Trugo and the Pile Light showcase vastly different aspects of Hobsons Bay Heritage – a physical structure no longer in place and a unique sport which originated in the Newport Railway Workshops in the 1920s and is still played today. Screenings will take place in Pirates Tavern at Seaworks, the Maritime Museum in Williamstown. Guest speakers on Trugo and the restoration of the ‘Pile Light’ which now resides at Seaworks.

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Ann Street, Williamstown, Victoria

Park on Ann St or Nelson Place and walk around morgue to interior of Seaworks and enter Tavern there.



Entry fees:
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/hobsons-bay-city-council-29992117424
Attendance limit:
50 - 100
Onsite facilities: