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Tug of war – 1892

New Zealand Tablet Vol XX Issue 22, 18th March 1892 p27

1904 tug of war  Wikimedia Commons
1904 tug of war
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THE IRISH WIN IN ADELAIDE.

(Sydney Freeman’s Journal.)

The Irish team, under Captain M. Ryan, have in the International Tug-of-War at Adelaide, South Australia, followed the example of their countrymen in Melbourne. In Melbourne Captain Flannagan carried the boys through without defeat, and secured the first prize of £100. In Adelaide the stout-hearted Irish also came through the tournament with an unbroken record against 17 competing teams, and carried off the bag of 100 sovereigns.

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