Game name (and type): 'Toodlembuck', 'Scone on Stick' (gambling)
Alternative game type: play with equipment/prop

Article titled 'Notes & Queries' written by Dr Dorothy Howard and published in the Journal of American Folklore in 1960. The article describes the Australian children's gambling device and game known as 'Toodlembuck'. Emerging in the 1900s, the game was associated with the Melbourne Cup week. It involved a handmade gambling wheel and the use of cherry stones for currency. Dr Howard interviewed a number of adults about their recollections of childhood games of 'Toodlembuck' during her visit to Australia. The memories of Lillian Kelly, R.J. Murphy, T.H. Coates, G. S. Browne and Brigadier Langley are cited in this article.

One of a collection of publications about children's folklore written by Dr Dorothy Howard. 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. The original fieldwork she collected during this period is held in the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC) at Museum Victoria and includes index cards, letters and photographs.

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Article with typed black text printed on paper. One page, printed on both sides. Features a diagram on upper left corner.

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