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Baker’s Flat: a reenactment

In 1880, the Kapunda Herald gave an account of an incident on Baker’s Flat involving several of the Irish women living there and some unfortunate would-be fencers. It went something like this. Three men – William Grabert, Francis Pinn and Robert Hooper – were employed … Continue reading

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The excavation of Baker’s Flat – a tale of the Trench A dugout

From April through to the beginning of May, I led a trusty band of volunteers in the first excavation at Baker’s Flat. For me, this was an experience that engendered a wide range of emotions. At some stages I was filled with excitement, … Continue reading

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Geophys at dawn

As dawn broke a  few weeks ago, four archaeologists approached Baker’s Flat, near Kapunda. Our mission – to carry out a geophysical survey of part of the site. The picture below shows the first line we recorded.  Kelsey’s starting the ground penetrating radar, and … Continue reading

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In search of a clachan, and Fr Ted’s house

During my wanderings in Co. Clare recently, I was studying a map and saw a reference to a Deserted Village. Well, that was enough to pique my interest, and I determined to try and find it the next day. I worked out my … Continue reading

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Come on you boys in green

Given the continuing success of the Irish team in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, it seems timely to look at cricket in the old days. In Ireland, for a period in the nineteenth century, cricket was the most widely played … Continue reading

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