Game names (and types): 'Skippy' (skipping game), 'Jacks' (knucklebones), 'Fiddle-Sticks', 'Dominos', 'Skittles', 'Darts', 'Coits' [quoits] (play with props/equipment), 'Marbles' (marbles), 'Dolls', 'Trains' (play with toys), 'Hoppy' (hopscotch), 'Chasey' (chasing game), 'Rounders', 'Pussy in the Corner', 'Queeny', 'Donkey' (ball games), 'Dog and the Bone' (running game), 'Fish', 'Bridge' (card games), 'Statues' (elimination game), 'Hide and Seek' (hiding game), 'Nurses', 'Shops' (imitation games), 'Memory Game' (memory game), 'Chinese Checkers' (board game), 'Carrot', 'Housy' (unknown types)
Alternative types: jacks use, dramatic play, bat and ball games, games with sticks, games with found objects

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by Carole Moir, 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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