Game names (and types): 'Chasey', 'Tigy-Tigy-Touch-Wood' [Tiggy-Tiggy-Touch-Wood], 'Arrow-Chasey', 'Brandy', 'Scare-Crow-Chasey' (chasing games), 'Marbles' (marbles), 'Cowboys-and-Indians', 'Cops-and-Robbers', 'Farms' (imagination play), 'Pussy-in-the-Corner', 'Table Tennis', 'Cricket', 'Rounders', 'Queenie', 'Broken Bottle' (ball games), 'Skippy' (skipping game), 'Snakes and Ladders', 'Ludo', 'Mnoply' [Monopoly], 'Mnopally' [Monopoly] (board games), 'Drop the Hanky' (circle game), 'Races' (running game), 'Skittles', 'Tiddly Winks' (play with props/equipment), 'Nuckle Bones' [Knucklebones] (knucklebones), 'Wars', 'Grab', 'Please and Thankyou', 'Happy Families', 'Old Maid' (card games), 'Pillow Fights' (miscellaneous play), 'Cars', 'Boats' (play with toys), 'Relay Races' (running games), 'Flickers' (unknown types)
Alternative types: dramatic play, bat and ball games, language play, circle games

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by Noel Joes, 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. Handwritten annotations in blue pencil along right side. Text printed on one side only.

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