Game name (and type): 'Tractor' (marbles)
Alternative types: play with props/equipment

Handwritten game description written for Dr Dorothy Howard by John Woodward, a 10 year old student at Carlisle Government Primary School, in 1955. Woodward describes his favourite marbles game 'Tractor', providing instructions on how to play.

One of a collection of letters describing a children's game written to children's Folklorist Dorothy Howard between 1954 and 1955. 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. This letter, together with the other original fieldwork collected by Dr Howard during this period, is preserved in the Dorothy Howard Collection manuscript files, part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC), Archive Series 3. The ACFC is an extensive collection documenting children's folklore and related research.

Physical Description

Handwritten game description in pencil on lined paper. Text printed on one side only. Features blue ink borders.

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