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Child's play : Dorothy Howard and the folklore of Australian children

Author: Kate Darian-Smith; June Factor; Museum Victoria.
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Museum Victoria, 2005.
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"American scholar Dorothy Howard came into the unique cultural landscape of mid-1950's Australia, notebook in hand, to document the play of Australian children. She was the first person ever to do so. What she found was remarkable: hundreds of games, rhymes, sayings, chants, taunts, riddles and secret languages. This was a varied and lively and ever-changing tradition of children's play, and all happening 'three  Read more...
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Child's play.
Carlton, Vic. : Museum Victoria, 2005
(OCoLC)891646976
Named Person: Dorothy Howard; Dorothy Howard
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Darian-Smith; June Factor; Museum Victoria.
ISBN: 0957747179 9780957747173
OCLC Number: 60705840
Description: vii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
A forgotten pioneer / June Factor --
Children, families and the nation in 1950's Australia / Kate Darian-Smith --
Folklore of Australian children [1955] / Dorothy Howard --
The game of 'Knucklebones' in Australia / Dorothy Howard --
Australian 'Hoppy' (hopscotch) / Dorothy Howard --
Ball bouncing customs and rhymes in Australia / Dorothy Howard --
Autograph album customs in Australia / Dorothy Howard --
The 'Toodlembuck': Australian children's gambling device and game / Dorothy Howard --
Counting-out customs of Australian children / Dorothy Howard --
Marble games of Australian children / Dorothy Howard --
String games of Australian children / Dorothy Howard --
Folklore of Australian children [1965] / Dorothy Howard --
Courage in the playground: a tribute to Dorothy Howard / Brian Sutton-Smith --
Appendices: I Traditional games and play of Australian children --
II Australian schools visited or contacted by Dorothy Howard --
Works by Dorothy Howard --
Key resources for Australian children's folklore --
contributors --
index.
Responsibility: edited by Kate Darian-Smith & June Factor.

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"American scholar Dorothy Howard came into the unique cultural landscape of mid-1950's Australia, notebook in hand, to document the play of Australian children. She was the first person ever to do so. What she found was remarkable: hundreds of games, rhymes, sayings, chants, taunts, riddles and secret languages. This was a varied and lively and ever-changing tradition of children's play, and all happening 'three feet below adult eye level and invisible to myopic adults'."--Page 4 of cover.

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