Game name (and type): 'Shove Ha'penny' (gambling game)

Typed letter composed by the University of Melbourne's Professor of Education, George Browne, addressed to Dr Dorothy Howard on 21 March 1955. Professor Browne refers briefly to the game 'Shove Ha'penny', describing it as gambling game similar to those played with cigarette cards. He writes that it is unlikely to be a children's game, but a pastime of University students. Professor Browne reiterates his recommendation to contact Dr Wheeler, who is acting in Professor Sanders' absence at the School of Education, University of Western Australia.

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. Text printed on one side only. Features letterhead and associated text on upper portion; signature in blue ink on bottom left of page.

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