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Marble - Ceramic, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 081310

This white clay marble was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. This type of marble is commonly known as a "commie".

'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.
Ceramic marble with grey/green line pattern. made of white clay Commonly known as a 'commie'
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 20 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
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Activity: marble
Trench Unit Number: 14/06/08

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