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Toy - Spinning Top, Wood & Metal, circa 1880 (Damaged) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 81356

Summary:
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.
Description:
Child's spinning top, wooden with metal tip (description from ECM record)
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 60 mm (Height), 35 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: games, game piece, play, toy, toys, children s play
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

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