Sorry the link was broken anyway - it went to Mr. Dot Com's cloud site!!!
Thanks to John Archer at Kiwi Folk, he says:
That'll be Bauer's findings about elastics collected during their NZ children?s playground research. The pdf is still on the internet on the NZ Folksong website ...
At Mangamahu School in the 1940s, we played only queenie seeny, brandy, and hide and seek in the pine plantation around the pony paddock - for 6 years.