Game name (and type): 'Big Ring', 'Three Cornered Killy', 'Potatoes', 'Triangle', 'Spany' (marbles)
Alternative type: play with props/equipment

Handwritten game description written for Dr Dorothy Howard by John Glenny, a 10 year old student at Carlisle Government Primary School, in 1955. Glenny lists a number of different marbles games before continuing with a detailed description of his favourite type 'Triangle'.

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 game description in blue ink on paper. Text printed on one side only.

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