Photograph - Children at Play, Dorothy Howard Tour, Melbourne, 1954-1955 Image Reg. No: MM 104132

Black and white photograph depicting a primary school playground in Melbourne, packed with children at play.

It is one of a group of photographs probably taken by American folklorist Dr Dorothy Howard while she was studying children's games and playlore in Australia under a Fulbright research grant,1954-1955. Her photographs and research have become part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection at Museum Victoria - part of the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.
Black and white photograph.
Description Of Content:
Shows a primary school playground in Melbourne, packed with children at play. The recognisable games include cricket, cock fighting, wrestling and ball games. In the school grounds there is a flag pole, metal basket- ball rings on wooden posts, a low hurdle and mature eucalypts. Two-storey brick school buildings are in the background. In the background to the photo there are house roofs, a shop and a bus.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Dr June Factor
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: children s play, games, schools, buses, playgrounds, making history - australian childrens folklore
Themes this item is part of: Dr Dorothy Gray Mills Howard (1902-1996), Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Play & Childlore
Tertiary Classification: playgrounds
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1955
Photographer: Dr Dorothy Howard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1955

Probable photographer.

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