Game names (and type): 'Snail Hopscotch', 'Colours' (hopscotch)
Alternative type: jumping game

Handwritten descriptions of the hopscotch games 'Snail Hopscotch' and 'Colours' co-authored by Dale Watson-Brown and Valentine Litchfield, students at Clayfield College, and written for Dr Dorothy Howard in October 1954. The authors describe how the games are played, the associated terminology and the physical actions, providing annotated, hand drawn diagrams of each figuration.

One of a collection of letters describing a children's games 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 descriptions in blue ink on lined paper. Features two hand drawn, annotated diagrams on lower half of page. Text printed on one side only.

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