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Marble - Ceramic, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 073956 1

This porcelain marble was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.

'When I was a child, we played in the street with hoops; we played hopscotch, and chasey, and cowboys and Indians, running right round the blocks and that. We even played marbles too.' (Marie Hayes, born and raised in Little Lon 1920-1940)

To the children who lived there, Little Lon was home. The streets and lanes were their playground - for tossing knucklebones, flicking marbles or chasing over the cobblestones. Their chants and laughter were part of the sounds of Little Lon.
Description for Parent record:
includes (?) two white clay commies, decorated with green, black and brown lines and one with green leaf decoration. Marbles
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 20 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: average measurement of each marble; group of 2

More information

Tagged with: games, game piece, making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Activity: Marbles
Trench Unit Number: 16/05/04

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