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Record 12807

Reading Experience:

'Yesterday I saw in one of the Van Diemen's Land papers, an extract from some London periodical, in which, as usual, great credit is given to the "Government" for their indulgence and clemency to the Irish prisoners. Now, the truth is, the exceptions which are made in our case to the ordinary treatment of real convicts, are all exceptions against [italics] us.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 25 Aug 1851
Country: Australia (Van Diemen's Land)
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bothwell
county: Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land)
specific address: New Cottage
location in dwelling: at home
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:John Mitchel
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Nov 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: author, Irish Nationalist, under arrest for Treason
Religion: Presbyterian family
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Australia (Van Diemen's Land)
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [newspaper]
Genre: Politics, Law
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12807  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Mitchel
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Jail Journal
  Place of Publication: Dublin
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 261
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 261,, accessed: 18 February 2020

Additional comments:



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