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Childhood, Tradition and Change: a national study of the historical and contemporary practices and significance of Australian children's playlore

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Childhood, Tradition and Change is a national project that was funded by the Australian Research Council in 2007-2010, with assistance from the National Library of Australia and Museum Victoria. A multidisciplinary team of scholars from the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and Curtin University have collaborated to produce the first national account of continuity and change in Australian children’s playlore in primary school playgrounds since the 1950s. Data collected in 2007-2010 will be analysed with reference to previous similar studies conducted in the 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.


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Final Report of the Childhood, Tradition and Change Project

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University of Melbourne




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University of Melbourne

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