Game type: marbles
Game terminology: 'Pee Wee', 'Catseye', 'Tombowler'

Typed description of terminology employed in marbles games composed for Dr Dorothy Howard by Robert Henzell, a student at Collier Primary School, in 1955. Henzell describes a 'Pee Wee' as a small, coloured marble and a 'Catseye' as a glass marble with a coloured centre. He writes that the term 'Tombowler' describes oversized marbles.

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

Typed description of game terminology on card-sized paper. Text printed on one side only.

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