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Playing with Pennies

Playing with Pennies

History tells us that when the stakes were substantial, Pitch and Toss games could become extremely serious. In Dundalk in 1914 a man died following an altercation during a game of Pitch and Toss when an argument arose as to who was entitled to the winnings. Continue reading

My first Christmas in Australia

by Eda Payne My first Christmas in Australia was spent in 1959 in Renmark, a South Australian town on the River Murray.  We erected a big marquee in the middle of a paddock.  The heat was intense, every fly in Australia had settled there and the food was spread out in abundance on the groaning … Continue reading