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"Wood Draper" Store c1890
Claus Ebeling
Claus Ebeling and Thomas Grieves
Claus Ebeling and Thomas Grieves 1938
Founders of Trugo
Herald Newspaper article 1938
Newspaper article 1940
Thomas H. Grieves
Woods General Store c1959
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Harry Percival Woods (1885-1952) took over his mother’s drapery store and, as his obituary later noted, ‘with his inherent enthusiasm and business acumen, revitalised the business and developed “Woods of Yarraville” into the flourishing establishment that it is today’. Copy of a woodcut by Charles Lovett showing Anderson Street, Yarraville, looking east from the railway crossing. c1890. Picture owned by Footscray Historical Society
'Ercildoune' The business Claus Ebeling ran in his more youthful years before becoming a Trugo founder later in life. Picture owned by Footscray Historical Society 'Ercildoune' Yarraville Club 2004 Calendar Image obtained in 2008 from Craig Ebeling the grandson of Claus Ebeling Can you help identify these men? Goto <a href="http://home.vicnet.net.au/~vtrugo/help/photo_id_founders.html">http://home.vicnet.net.au/~vtrugo/help/photo_id_founders.html</a> One of the earliest published illustrations of a game of Trugo, showing Claus Ebeling and friends at Yarraville
(source: Herald, 11 February 1938) States Thomas Grieves invented the game 14 years ago (1926). Image of newspaper article obtained in 2008 from Craig Ebeling the grandson of Claus Ebeling. The original photograph hangs in the Yarraville Trugo club rooms today. "The Late Thomas H. Grieves, Founder of True Go 1936" Harry Wood sponsored the Yarraville Trugo Club by giving the winners of each game some monitary award. Woods Emporium corner of Ballarat and Anderson streets Yarraville c1959.
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