Childhood, Tradition And Change: A National Study Of The Historical And Contemporary Practices And Significance Of Australian Children'S Playlore

Grant number: LP0669282 | Funding period: 2007 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

Through extending knowledge of children's playlore in the daily lives and social frameworks of Australians from the 1950s to the present, this project will contribute to broader public and policy discussions concerning educational, recreational and public health outcomes for children. It will enhance understanding of past and contemporary children's play practices and the external influences shaping these, and assist UNESCO and the Australian government in defining intangible cultural heritage. Through partnerships with the National Library of Australia and Museum Victoria, the project will disseminate its findings to the community through publications, conferences and public exhibitions.