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Skipping Rope - Leather, 1989 Object Reg. No: SH 990219

Made: McKinty, Judy, 1989
Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1989 - 1990
Made by Judy McKinty, for the Children's Museum's 'You're IT!' exhibition, 1989. Leather pull-cord donated by workers at the Melbourne Tramways Board's Preston workshop.
This object is part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection. The ACFC is unique in Australia, documenting contemporary children's folklore across Australia and in other countries, reaching back to the 1870s. The Collection has a strong component of research material relating to Victoria.
Skipping rope made from a length of leather pull-cord from a Melbourne tram, with yellow jute knotted around the handles macrame-style. Handles are formed by looping the ends of the leather cord back on itself and binding. Binding is coated with PVC glue, as a sealant. Acknowledgement: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Museum Victoria.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr June Factor, 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.00 cm (Height), 25.00 cm (Width), 26.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurements apply to skipping rope when loosely coiled.

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Tagged with: children s folklore, games, handmade games toys, making do, recycling, tramways, making history - australian childrens folklore
Themes this item is part of: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Action Games
Tertiary Classification: skipping & jumping
Maker: Judy McKinty, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1989
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1989-1990
References: Grunfeld, Frederic V., Games of the World, UNICEF pub, 1982

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