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Photograph - Girls Playing 'Statues' Game, Dorothy Howard Tour, Melbourne, 1954 Image Reg. No: MM 104130

Black and white photograph depicting a group of 12 girls, posing while playing 'Statues' in a government school playground in Melbourne in 1954.

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 group of 12 girls, posing while playing 'Statues' in a government school playground in Melbourne in 1954. The playground has a sealed surface, with lines, large dots and crosses marked on it. A wood and wire mesh fence and mature pine and oak trees are in the background. The girls are wearing summer dresses and cardigans.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Dr June Factor
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: children s play, games, schools, 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: games
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954
Photographer: Dr Dorothy Howard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954

Probable photographer.

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