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Mud Switch - Aboriginal Children's Play Project, 1996 Object Reg. No: SH 990159

Alternative Name(s): Whip-stick

Made and donated by Debbie Swindle, at the Corranderrk Koori Co-Op, Healesville, Vic. July 1996. Collected during the Aboriginal Children's Play Project by Judy McKinty, Researcher.

The Australian Children's Folklore Collection 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.
Long, thin stick with a ball of clay on one end. The mudball has shrunk as it dried, and moves around on the top of the stick. Needs to be handled carefully, so the ball does not break and fall off the stick. 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: 94.00 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 3.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: aboriginal people, children s folklore, children s play, cultural traditions, games, indigenous cultures, recreation, making history - australian childrens folklore
Themes this item is part of: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Action Toys
Tertiary Classification: hand
Maker: Debbie Swindle, Healesville, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia, 1996
Place & Date Used: Healesville, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia, 1996

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