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the coin toss

16 September, 2011
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Mr M.P. MURRAY: […] I attended one of the best two-up games ever on the day of the Collie–Donnybrook pushbike race, which has been going for 84 years. I could always tell how the economy was going by whether people were betting with $20, $50 or $100!
Hundreds of people from all over the south west were there.

Mr J.E. McGrath: How many heads did you throw?

Mr M.P. MURRAY: I have a special story about that! Yes, I had four heads, and I was coming up for the fifth head and I was going to clean the school out of five, and members would not believe it—up went the pennies and everyone was looking up, and down they came, and the penny went across the thing and hit a honky nut. It was going to be a head but it hit a honky nut and fell on the other side and I lost my money. That was just so disastrous for me!

The ACTING SPEAKER (Mr P.B. Watson): Member for Collie–Preston, I am sure you are going to get back to the bill.

Mr M.P. MURRAY: I am! This is all about gambling, and I was ripped off by a honky nut! Not only that, I remember very clearly getting home at about 2.00 am and getting another belting!

Subject: Casino (Burswood Island) Agreement Amendment Bill 2011 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading]

Date: 16 June 2011

Hansard reference: p. 4349 [online (pdf)]

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