Game names (and types): 'Cops and Robbers', 'Cowboys and Indians', 'Wars', 'Doctors', 'Soldiers' (imagination games), 'Snakes and Ladders', 'Ludo', 'Chess', 'Monopoly', 'Draughts', 'Lotto', 'Animal Lotto' (board games), 'Hoppy' (hopscotch), 'Marbles' (marbles), 'Sand Bomb Fights' (miscellaneous physical play), 'Yachts', 'Cars', 'Submarines' (play with toys), 'Skipping' (skipping game), 'Poker', 'Card Houses', 'Fish', 'Rummy', 'Strip Jack Naked', 'Snap', 'Happy Family', Old Maid', 'Patience' (card games), 'Boxing', 'Wrestling', 'Riding Bikes' (physical play), 'Test Match', 'Queenie', 'Kingie', 'Tennis', 'Brandy', 'Broken Bottle' (ball games), 'Noughts and Crosses' (pencil and paper game), 'Blind Mans Buff' (guessing game), 'Musical Bobs' (elimination game), 'Sailing', 'Mickey Mouse', 'Radio', 'Crawls', 'Doggo' (unknown types)
Alternative types: dramatic play, war games, chasing games, running games, circle games

Handwritten list of games compiled for Dr Dorothy Howard by Leon Mansfield, 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. Text printed on both sides of page.

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