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Marbles - Ceramic & Glass, circa 1880 Reg. No: LL 067437
- These 15 marbles were excavated at one of the digs on the Commonwealth Block between 1988 and 2003.
'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.
- Fifteen marbles: 1 x blue glass 7 x plain ceramic 7 x patterned ceramic
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||20 mm (Height), 20 mm (Width), 20 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||largest of 14 marbles|
|Tagged with:||games, children|
|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:||04/29/44|