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Children playing on swing
Title : Children playing on swing Children playing on swing
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Creator : Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976, photographer
Source : PRG 1218/34/1264B
Date of creation : 1940
Format : Photograph
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Description :

Aboriginal children from Ernabella, playing on a swing attached to a tree. A ladder is propped against the tree for climbing.

Swings are universally popular play equipment, whether the formal consrtuctions in school and council playgrounds, carefully monitored to ensure that all safety standards are met, or a home-made affair utilising a tree, some rope, perhaps a tyre and the pure pleasure of swinging through the air.

Coverage year : 1940
Place : Ernabella
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

The endless playground: celebrating Australian childhood compiled and edited by Paul Cliff; with introductory essays by Robert Holden and features by Jack Bedson ... [et al.] Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2000

The Australian Aboriginal heritage: an introduction through the arts edited by Ronald M. Berndt and E.S. Phillips Sydney: Australian Society for Education through the Arts in association with Ure Smith, 1978

Haagen, Claudia Bush toys: Aboriginal children at play Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 1994

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