Game names (and types): 'Sharks' (chasing game), 'Sardines', 'Hide and Seek' (hiding game), 'House' (imaginary play), 'Dog and Bone' (Elimination game), 'Prisoner's Base' (chasing game), 'Puss-in-the-corner' (ball game), 'Forfeits', 'Postman's Knock' (unknown types), 'I Spy' (guessing game), Charades (mime games), unknown game names (war games)

Typed letter written by Mary Rose Fraser and addressed to Dr Dorothy Howard on 20 July 1954. Fraser writes in response to Dr Howard's request for people to contact her about their childhood games. She includes descriptions of several games, some with illustrations, played during her childhood both at home and at school.

One of a collection of letters written to and from children's Folklorist Dr Dorothy Howard between 1954 and 1995. 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.

Physical Description

Typed letter in black ink on paper. Two pages printed on one side only. Includes handwritten illustrations in pencil. A typed note found with letter states that this document is a typed copy of the original handwritten letter.

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