Game names (and types): 'Chess', 'Draughts', 'Monopoly', 'Snakes and Ladders', 'Ludo', 'Chinese Checkers' (board games), 'Marbles' (marbles), 'Skipping' (skipping game), 'Musical Chairs' (elimination game), 'Sardines' (hiding game), 'Subbeto [sic] Table Soccer', 'Baseball', 'Table Tennis', 'Jockri Tennis', 'Snooker', 'Kingy', 'Queenie', 'Hip', 'Blow Football', 'Click Ball' (ball games), 'Fiddlesticks', 'Tiddlywinks', 'Dominos' (play with props/equipment), 'Brandy' (chasing game), Hopscotch (hopscotch), 'I Spy' (guessing game), 'Hide the Thimble' (seeking game), 'Hang-a-man', 'Norghts [Noughts] and Crosses' (paper and pencil game), '20 Questions' (question and answer games), 'Tripoly', 'Totopoly', 'Yard Roll', 'Subbeto [sic] Table Racing', 'Boxes' (unknown types)
Alternative types: observation game

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by Barry Gough, presumably a student at Collier Primary School, in 1955.

One of a collection of letters describing a children's games 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 list of games in pencil on lined paper. Several words have been underlined in blue pencil. Text printed on one side only.

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