Game names (and types): 'Chess', 'Snakes and Ladders', 'Monopoly', 'Ludo', 'Chinese Checkers' (board games), 'Marbles' (marbles), 'Skipping' (skipping game), 'Tennis', 'Soccer', 'Polo', 'Rugby', 'Baseball', 'Ping Pong', 'Table Tennis', 'Snooker', 'Queenie', 'Hip', 'Kingy', 'French Cricket', 'Click Ball' (ball games), 'Sardines' (hiding game), 'Musical Chairs' (elimination game), 'Swimming', 'Boxing' (physical play), 'Brandy' (chasing game), 'Fiddlesticks', 'Tiddlywinks', 'Dominos' (play with props/equipment), Hopscotch (hopscotch), 'I Spy' (guessing game), 'Bobs' (card game), 'Animal Vegetable Mineral' (language play), 'Noughts and Crosses', 'Hang-a-man' (paper and pencil games), '20 Questions' (question and answer games), 'Yard Roll', 'Jockri' (unknown types)
Alternative type: bat and ball games

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by Donald Clemfrey, 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 one side only.

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