Play and Folklore

Play and Folklore was published between 1981 and 2016 as forum for discussion about childhood and children's culture.

Photograph - children playing an elastics game in the street
Elastics game, underburns

It included articles, letters, memoirs and research studies that examined what children do when largely free of adult direction or control - their colloquial speech, songs, games, rhymes, riddles, jokes, insults and secret languages, their friendships and enmities, their beliefs and hopes. Play and Folklore was previously published as the Australian Children's Folklore Newsletter (1981-1996).

Play and Folklore was published bi-annually by Museums Victoria's Humanities (previously History & Technology) Department, with contributions from all parts of the world. It was edited by June Factor, Gwenda Beed Davey and Judy McKinty. 

Australian Children's Folklore Collection

If you have any inquiries about Play and Folklore, please contact:

Dr June Factor
Australian Centre
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010, Australia
+61 3 9499 6151
[email protected]

Humanities Department
Museums Victoria
GPO Box 666
Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 8341 7378
[email protected]

Issues

Every issue of Play and Folklore is available to download below.

Index

2010-2016

2000-2009

1990-1999

1980-1989

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