Game names (and types): 'Mothers and Fathers', 'Dressing Up', 'Babbies' [Babies], 'Cowboys and Indians' (imagination games), 'Nukkel Bones' [knucklebones] (knucklebones), 'Dolls', 'Dolls House Games' (play with toys), 'Soft Ball', 'Cricket', 'Basket Ball', 'Tennis', 'Queenie', 'Puss in the Corner' (ball games), 'Snap', 'Skip Jack Naked' (card games), 'Marbles' (marbles), 'Chasey', 'Tiggy-Tiggy-Touch-Wood' (chasing game), 'Hiddy' [Hidey] (hiding game), 'Hop-Scotch' (hopscotch), 'Skippy', 'French and English' (skipping game), 'Swimming (physical play), 'Cooking' (miscellaneous play), 'Hop Skip and Jump' (jumping game), 'Hide the Thimble' (seeking game), 'Statues' (elimination game), 'Dog and the Bone' (running game), 'Boats', 'Poison Parcel', 'Colours', 'Numbers', 'Letters', 'Number and Colours' (unknown types)
Alternative types: play with props/equipment, dramatic play, games with sticks, games with found objects

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by Janet Adams, presumably a student at Collier Primary School, in 1955.

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 list of games in pencil on lined paper. Text printed on both sides of page.

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