Alternative Name(s): Whip-stick

Made and donated by Debbie Swindle, at the Corranderrk Koori Co-Op, Healesville, Vic. July 1996. Collected during the Aboriginal Children's Play Project by Judy McKinty, Researcher.

The Australian Children's Folklore Collection 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

Long, thin stick with a ball of clay on one end. The mudball has shrunk as it dried, and moves around on the top of the stick. Needs to be handled carefully, so the ball does not break and fall off the stick. Acknowledgement: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Museum Victoria.

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