Game names (and types): 'Handies' (ball game), 'Hoppo Bumpo', 'Charlie All Over The Water' (elimination games), 'Releaso' (hiding game)
Alternative types: hopping game, running game, chasing game

Booklet containing handwritten notes describing several games written by John Aughterson, a 12 year old student at Burke Hall, Xavier Preparatory School circa 1954-55. Aughterson describes the number of players needed, the actions and the rules of the following games: 'Handies', 'Hoppo Bumpo', 'Charlie All Over The Water' and 'Releaso'.

One of a collection of letters describing a children's game written to children's Folklorist Dorothy Howard between 1954 and 1955. Dr Howard came to Australia in 1954-55 as an American Fulbright scholar to study Australian children's folklore. She travelled across Australia for 10 months collecting children's playground rhymes, games, play artefacts, etc. This letter, together with the other original fieldwork collected by Dr Howard during this period, is preserved in the Dorothy Howard Collection manuscript files, part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC), Archive Series 3. The ACFC is an extensive collection documenting children's folklore and related research.

Physical Description

Bound booklet containing handwritten annotations; black ink on lined paper. Features cardboard covers with handwritten and typed annotations on front.

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