Kōrero: Cards, board games and puzzles

Miners playing forty-fives, 1944

Miners playing forty-fives, 1944

These miners at the West Coast coal-mining settlement of Millerton are playing the card game forty-fives in 1944. This game has been played in Ireland for centuries and, later, in Irish migrant communities around the world. Its name may derive from 'forte' or 'strong' fives, since the five of the trump suit beats any other card.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-001246-F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Mark Derby, 'Cards, board games and puzzles - Gambling games', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38909/miners-playing-forty-fives-1944 (accessed 8 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013