Game type: riddles, tongue twister
Alternative types: jokes, language play

Handwritten transcriptions of three riddles and a tongue twister composed for Dr Dorothy Howard by Carol Taggart, a student at East Camberwell Girls Secondary School, in 1954-1955. Taggart instructs that the tongue twister must be repeated six time; it comprises the following: 'Sister Susie sews six shirts for six, sick sailors'.

One of a collection of letters describing a children's game 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 annotation in blue ink on lined paper. Features a line ruled in red pencil; text written on one side of page.

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