Childhood, Tradition and Change
Childhood, Tradition and Change is a nation-wide study that documents and analyses the historical development of Australian children's playlore over a fifty year period.
Funded by the Australian Research Council Linkage Project Scheme (LP0663282), with support from the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Curtin University of Technology, the National Library of Australia and Museum Victoria, research for the project was carried out over four years (2007-2010).
Data collection was completed in 2010 and the investigators are now analysing the material in order to produce the first comprehensive national study of continuity and change in children's playlore from the 1950s to the present.
A publicly accessible database of games and play documented by the Childhood, Tradition and Change project is available at http://ctac.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/.
Videos and oral histories from this project are held by Museum Victoria.