Football made from rolled up newspaper tied with string. It was made at the Children's Museum, Melbourne in 1989.

Australian Rules football plays a central role in Australian and Victorian sporting traditions. This paper football is an example of a home made football made from readily available materials. It is similar to paper footballs made during the 1930s Depression, when leather footballs were too expensive for some families.

Part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection, which is unique in Australia, documenting contemporary children's folklore across Australia and in other countries reaching back to the 1870s. The Collection has a strong component of research material relating to Victoria.

Physical Description

Football made from rolled up newspaper tied very securely with heavy off-white string. The string is wrapped around and around the rolled up newspaper.

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