Game names (and types): 'Hide and Seek' (hiding game), 'Queenie', 'Netball', 'Softball', 'Pass Ball', 'Dodge' (ball games), 'Chasey', 'Tiggy Tiggy Tough [Touch] Wood' (chasing game), 'Leap Frog' (jumping game), 'Fiddlesticks', 'Darts' (play with props/equipment), 'Happy Families' (card games), 'Musical Bobbs', 'Musical Chairs' (games with music), 'Blindman's Buff [Bluff]' (guessing game), 'Monopoly', 'Snakes and Ladders' (board game), 'French and English', 'Skipping' (skipping game), 'Dog and the Bone' (running game), 'Simon Says' (games of obedience), 'Swimming' (physical play), 'Jack Jack', 'Actrobats' [sic], 'Phil Phil' (unknown types)
Alternative types: blindfold games, elimination games, games with sticks, games with found objects

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by Rosalind Tzett, 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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