An inventory titled 'Traditional Games and Play of Australian Children' compiled by Dr Dorothy Howard circa 1954-55. Dr Howard has alphabetically assembled an extensive list of many of the games and regional variants played by Australian children. The list includes both historical games and those played by children observed by Dr Howard in the mid 1950s. She notes that detailed descriptions of the majority of games listed can be found in her various publications. Dr Howard also articulates her hope for a dictionary of Australian children's play customs to be composed.

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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Unbound article with typed black text on paper. Thirty four pages, including a title page, printed single side only.

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