Game name (and type): 'Half Moon' (marbles)
Alternative types: play with props/equipment

Handwritten game description written for Dr Dorothy Howard by Max Julian, an 11 year old student at Carlisle Government Primary School, in 1955. Julian describes his favourite marbles game 'Half Moon'. He provides details of games rules and a diagram.

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. Features purple and brown pencil borders.

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