Game names (and types): 'Cops and Robbers', 'Fashion Parades', 'School', 'Cowboys and Indians', 'Shops' (imagination games), 'Marbles' (marbles), 'Dolls', 'Puppets', 'Cars' (play with toys), 'Chasey' (chasing game), 'Hidey' (hiding game), 'Murder in the Dark' (games played in the dark), 'Skippy', 'French and English' (skipping games), 'Drop the Hankey' (circle game), 'Pass the Secret' (language play), 'Dog and the Bone' (running game), 'Brandy', 'Donkey', 'Red Rover', 'Queenie' (ball games), 'Word Games' (word games), 'Knucklebones' (knucklebones), 'Cats Cradle' (String games), 'Cigarette Cards' (card games)
, 'Tick the Finger', 'Crows and Cranes', 'Actrobats' (unknown types)
Alternative types: dramatic play, rhyming games, jacks use, games with sticks, games with found objects

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by Maureen Munachen, 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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