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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Astragalus - Bone, circa 1880 Reg. No: LL 080608
- Alternative Name(s): Knucklebone
This astragalus bone was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It has been cleaned to be used in the game knuckle bones.
'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.
- Bone - sheep knucklebone
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||17 mm (Height), 28 mm (Width), 17 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||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:||05/16/22|