Game names (and types): 'Hidy' [Hidey], 'Hidy Chasey' [Hidey Chasey], 'Sardines' (hiding games), 'Chasy' [Chasey] (chasing game), 'Ludo', 'Snakes and Ladders', 'Ludo Police Game' (board games), 'Keyword' (word game), 'Baseball', 'Hockey', 'Cricket', 'Football', 'Soccer', 'Rugby', 'Tennis', 'Kingy', 'Queeny', 'Catchy', 'Dodge', 'Red Rover' (ball games), 'Leap Frog' (jumping game), 'Skippy' (skipping game), 'Swimming' (physical play), 'Marbles' (marbles), 'Motor Race Games' (racing games), 'Teaching Kittens Tricks' (play with animals), 'Old Maid', 'Polker Bobs', 'Bobs and Barley', 'Patience', 'Fish' (card games), 'Buildo Bricks', 'Skittles', 'Bowels' [Bowls], 'Tiddlywinks' (play with props/equipment), 'Sword Fighting', 'Playing Cowboys', 'Playing Indians', 'Play Soldiers' (imagination games), 'Noughts and Crosses' (paper and pencil game), 'Crow Shooting Gallery', 'Egg Laying Competition', 'Ducky Ducky', 'Bows and Arrows', 'Doggo', 'Boy Scouts Games', 'Building Little Bowers[?]', 'Flicks' (unknown types)
Alternative types: dramatic play

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by John McIntyre, 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 both sides of page.

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