Game names (and types): 'Egg in the Hat', 'Lucky Loram(?)' (ball games), 'Tops' (play with props/equipment), 'Eena, Deena, Dinah, Aoh' (counting-out rhyme), 'Saddle Me Nag' (jumping game)

Handwritten notes describing several children's games compiled by Mary Bottomley for Dr Dorothy Howard circa 1954-1955. Bottomley's descriptions include very brief instructions and information regarding the props and the number of players involved.

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

Handwritten notes in pencil on lined paper. Text printed on both sides of sheet. Name annotated in blue ink in Dr. Howard's hand on reverse.

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