Game names (and types): 'Cops and Robbers', 'Cow Boys and Indains' [Indians] (imagination games), 'Chasey', 'Brandy', 'Tiggy Tiggy Touch Wood', 'Arrow Chasey', 'Scare Crow Chasey' (chasing game), 'Pussy in the Corner', 'Table Tennice' [Tennis], 'Rounders', 'Cricert' [Cricket], 'Broken Bottle' (ball games), 'Marbles' (marbles), 'Skippy' (skipping game), 'Ludo', 'Snakes and Ladders', 'Monolpaley' [Monopoly] (board games), 'Tiddley Winks', 'Scittles' [Skittles] (play with props/equipment), 'Drop the Hankey' [Hanky] (circle game), 'Races' (running games), 'Nuckle Bones' [Knucklebones] (knucklebones), 'Wars', 'Grab Cards', 'Happy Family', 'Please and Thank-you', 'Old Maid', 'Bobs' (card games), 'Pillow Fights' (physical play), 'Cars' (play with toys), 'Comando' (unknown type)
Alternative types: dramatic play, bat and ball games, language play, circle games

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by Murray Head, 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. Several words have been underlined in blue pencil. Text printed on both sides of page.

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