Game names (and types): 'Skipping' (skipping game), 'Chasey', 'Brandy', 'Pioson [Poison] Tag', 'Scare Crow' (chasing games), 'Marbles' (marbles), 'Knuckle Bones' (knucklebones), 'Hide and Seek' (hiding game), 'Snakes and Ladders', 'Ludo' (board game), 'Hide the Ball' (seeking game), 'Hoppy' (hopscotch), 'Dodge', 'Queenie', 'Donkey', Keep It Off' (ball games), 'Cops and Robbers' (imagination game), 'Blind Man's Bluff' (guessing game), 'Old Maid' (card game)
Alternative types: dramatic play, blindfold game

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by Rhonda Hunter, 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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