Game name (and type): 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey' (play with props/equipment)

Handwritten game description written for Dr Dorothy Howard by Olaf Helbe, an 11 year old student at Carlisle Government Primary School, in 1955. Olaf describes his favourite party game 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey', providing details of the game's rules and the materials required.

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 lined paper. Text printed on one side only. Ruled margins in red pencil.

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