Game names (and types): 'Hide and Seek' (hiding game), 'Blind Man's Buff' (guessing game), 'Hoppy' (hopscotch), 'Scippy' [Skippy] (skipping game), 'Knuckle Bones' (knucklebones), 'Old Maid', 'Donkey' (card games), 'Ludo', 'Snakes and Ladders', 'Chinese Chekers' [Checkers] (board games), 'Chasey', 'Scare Crow' (chasing games), 'Tennis', 'Table Tennis', 'Football', 'Dodge', 'Keep It Off', 'Queeny', 'Brandy', 'Kingy', 'Donkey', 'Tens' (ball games), 'Darts', 'Twiddley Twinks' [Tiddlywinks] (play with props/equipment), 'Cowboys and Indians', 'Cops and Robbers' (imagination games), 'Treasure Hunt', 'Hide the Needle' (seeking games), 'Name the Number' (games with numbers), 'Leap Frog' (jumping game), 'Marbles' (marbles), 'Drop the Hanky' (circle game), 'Dolls' (play with toys), 'Housey Housey', 'Donkey in a Ring', 'Squeak', 'Piggy Squeak', 'Buttons', 'Stepping the Egg' (unknown types)
Alternative types: blindfold game, jacks use, dramatic play, guessing games, language play

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by Rae Yeates, 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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