Narrogin, Thomas Hogg Oval, Western Australia

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The cricket pitch is fading, not all the goal posts are standing, the Eagles have become Hawks but the mighty scoreboard still looks over Thomas Hogg Oval observing a different kind of life.

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Narrogin Railways were part of the Narrogin Football League from 1913 and became a founding member of the Upper Great Southern Football League in 1959. Railways became Eagles in 1993 and then in 2004 merged with Narrogin Lions to become Narrogin Hawks. The Hawks remain in the UGSFL based at Clayton Oval in the middle of town.

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These days the Eagles social club still operates and the oval and surrounds host little athletics and motor sport. We might have missed the advertised Rev Heads in 2010 but don’t despair, the event was held in 2019 and might return if the world becomes normal again.

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And, by the way, Thomas Hogg was Narrogin’s mayor during a couple of stints in the 1950s and 1960s.

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• All photos by Les Everett.

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