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Marbles & Bag - Multicoloured, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: HT 7677

Multicoloured marbles inside a blue woolen bag with red checkered drawstring. They were used by Erica Nowell in 1950. Marbles is an ancient game. Stone marbles have been found which date from 4000BC. The game can be found throughout the world, and there is a commonality in the way it is played which transcends cultural differences. It is one of the most familiar children's games in Australia. Marbles as playthings were first made from stone and clay, and later from glass which allowed colour to be added.
Royal blue wool bag with white cotton edging and red checkered drawstring. On front are stitched the letters "P J" in red checkered material. Inside the bag are cloudy and clear multicoloured marbles of various sizes
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.60 cm (Height), 13.00 cm (Width), 19.40 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurement of Bag

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Tagged with: recreation, toys, games, pastimes, marbles, 1880, game piece
Themes this item is part of: Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015, Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Ball Games
Tertiary Classification: hand
Inscriptions: On front of bag: P J
User: Erica Nowell, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950

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