Game type: games with weapons
Alternative types: play with props/equipment, imitation games, dramatic play, war games

Handwritten list of children's toy weapons likely compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by an unidentified teacher at Collier Government Primary School in 1955. Weapons listed include: Peashooters, Lucky Gun, Watch Gun, Bow and Arrow, Ging or Shanghai, Gidgie or Kylie, Bombos Gun. Other weapons described are designed to make noise. These include a leaf inserted into a split stick or a empty cartridge still, which are both blown to produce a sound.

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 in pencil on lined paper. Text printed on one side only.

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