Game names (and types): 'Building Cubbies', 'Making Swords and Bows' (play with props/equipment), 'Olden Day Men', 'Cowboys', 'Schools' (imagination games), 'Ludo', 'Snakes and Ladders', 'Draughts' (board games), 'Play Ball With My Dog', 'Cricket', 'Football', 'Queenie', 'Kingie' (ball games), 'Catching Tadpoles and Frogs' (physical play), 'Skipping' (skipping game), 'Hide and Seek' (hiding game), 'Chasey', 'Hidy Chasey' [Hidey Chasey] (chasing game), 'Soldiers with Toy Men', 'Trains', 'Builder Bricks', 'Boats', 'Flicking Counters into a Cup' (play with toys), 'Racing' (running game), 'Hiding the Slipper' (guessing game), 'Fish', 'Ciggarette Cards' [Cigarette Cards], 'Snap', 'Bobs', 'Poker' (card games), 'Noughts Crossed' (paper and pencil games)
Alternative types: dramatic play

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by John Garton, 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. Features annotations in blue pencil. Text printed on both sides of page.

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