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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Marble - Ceramic, circa 1880 Reg. No: LL 073956 2
- This clay marble or commie 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:||23.0 mm (Width)|
|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|
|Trench Unit Number:||16/05/04|