Game names (and types): 'Cricket', 'Football', 'Verandah Tennis', 'French Cricket', 'Table Tennis', 'Red Rover All Over', 'Soccer', 'Golf', 'Hockey', 'Blow Football', 'Baseball', 'Dodge', 'Test Match', 'Broken Bottle' (ball games), 'Poker', 'Bobs', (card games), 'Hide and Seek' (hiding game), 'Marbles' (marbles), 'Knucklebones' (knucklebones), 'Skipping' (skipping game), 'Climbing Trees' (physical play), 'Snakes and Ladders', 'Fish', 'Grab' (card game), 'Darts' (play with toys), 'Jumping', 'Cap the Hat', 'Greyhound Racing' (unknown types)
Alternative types: play with props/equipment, bat and ball games, circle games

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by Colin Chipper, 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 one side only.

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