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Playing colonial: cowgirls, cowboys, and indians in Australia and North America

McGrath, Ann


Growing up during the 1960s in Brisbane, the subtropical capital city of Queensland, Australia, "cowboys and indians" was simply what we played with the neighborhood kids. Although some found it too rough for their liking, few questioned its appropriateness as a children's game. Between the ages of three and ten, boys and many girls were keen to play. The game involved a lot of chasing, hiding, and pretend killing and dying. In our backyard and in the cool shade under our grandparent's house,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History


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