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110 YEAR OLD KNITTING HERO PASSES AWAY

Australia’s oldest man, Alfie Date, passed away peacefully in his nursing home on the central coast, NSW. In his final years, Alfie had dedicated himself to helping the penguins affected by the oil spill on Victoria’s Phillip Island. As a self-taught knitter, Alfie decided to put his skills to work by knitting little jumpers for the penguins; this

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