Many of us have memories of playing marbles, or hearing stories of games like Big Ring, Holes or Miggles, using 'aggies', 'blood-reals', 'cat's eyes' and 'tom bowlers'.

Public figures John Clarke, Rod Quantock and Deb Flanigan shared their memories of marble games and stories with folklorist Gwenda Davey in 1988 for the You're It exhibition at Museums Victoria.

Researcher Heather Russell asked primary school children how they played marbles in their inner suburban Melbourne school playground in 1984. Her research was undertaken as part of the Play and Friendships in a Multicultural Playground project.

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