Game name (and type): 'Stalking' (hiding game)

Handwritten description of the hiding game 'Stalking' composed for Dr Dorothy Howard by an unknown author, presumably a student at Ceduna Higher Primary School, circa March 1955. The author describes the game, which involves one player known as 'he' standing on the top of a hill at the 'home post'. The other players try to reach 'home' from the base of the hill without being seen by 'he'.

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 black ink on lined paper. Text printed on one side only. Handwritten correction in blue ink along upper portion of page.

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