Game name (and type): 'Darts' (target game)
Alternative types: play with props/equipment

Handwritten description of the target game 'Darts' written for Dr Dorothy Howard by Kerry Lee, a student at Double View Government Primary School, presumably on 25 March 1955. Lee describes 'Darts' as a game usually played at home by six or more players. She writes that players each have three darts, which they throw at a darts board mounted on a wall. Lee explains that players accumulate points with each throw, noting that the player with the highest score is declared the winner. She also states that 'Darts' can also be played on your own, an activity which allows players to practice their skills in preparation for competitive games.

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 game description in pencil on lined paper. Features borders ruled in red pencil; text printed on one side only.

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