Game names (and types): 'Tongue Twisters' (language play)
Alternative type: rhymes

Handwritten 'Tongue Twister' compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by Ray Woodley, Patricia Watson, Margot Kelly and Robin Murchison, students at Clayfield College, in October 1954. Ray Woodley transcribes 'She sells sea shells...'. 'Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers...' is copied out by Patricia Watson. 'Moses supposes...' and 'How much wood would a wood-peck peck...' are recorded by Margot Kelly and Robin Murchison respectively.

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 paper. Feature text of four different hands; text printed on one side only.

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