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Marble - Glass, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 071873

Summary:
This glass marble 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:
appears to be a glass coloured marble. This marble is coloured brown, and is probably clay.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 15 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Width = Diameter

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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
Activity: marble
Trench Unit Number: 15/11/39

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