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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Toy - Spinning Top, Wood & Metal, circa 1880 (Damaged) Reg. No: LL 81356
- This spinning top was excavated during one of the digs conducted 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.
- Child's spinning top, wooden with metal tip (description from ECM record)
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||60 mm (Height), 35 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||games, game piece, play, toy, toys, children s play, making history - little lonsdale street|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Trench Unit Number:||57/13/65|