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Oral Histories of Childhood and Playlore: The Aboriginal Children's Play Project, Museum Victoria


Darian-Smith, K, Oral Histories of Childhood and Playlore: The Aboriginal Children's Play Project, Museum Victoria, Aboriginal History, 32 pp. 146-150. ISSN 0314-8769 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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The Aboriginal Children's Play Project (ACPP) comprises a unique and highly significant oral history collection documenting the experiences of childhood, games and growing up in Indigenous communities in urban and rural locations across a 50-year span. It consists of almost 70 recorded interviews, some stretching for up to two hours, that were conducted in the mid-1990s with Aboriginal children, teenagers and adults. The collection also includes some photographic material, interview transcript summaries and fieldwork data sheets. Located in Museum Victoria, as part of its expansive Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC), the Aboriginal play collection is a valuable, but hitherto unknown, historical resource for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities and researchers.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:oral history, play, folklore and children, Museum Victoria
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Darian-Smith, K (Professor Kate Darian-Smith)
ID Code:124204
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-02-13
Last Modified:2018-04-17

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