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Record 12856

Reading Experience:

Sunday 18 October: 'we had service on the poop the Shoole master held it then was a box on board with books ther was bibles and prayer books and hyme books so it was opened and we had the books it begins at 11 Oclock i think of you when 2 Oclock comes, and them we go to Dinner and spend the rest of the day how we can reading and singing'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 18 Oct 1863
Country: At sea on voyage to Australia
Time: n/a
Place: other location: on board Ship Ariadne (Liverpool to Brisbane)
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:Maria Steley
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 29 Dec 1848
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: At sea on voyage to Australia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [Bible or Prayer Books or Hymn Books]
Genre: Bible, Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
from the schoolmaster on board ship


Source Information:

Record ID: 12856  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Maria Steley
  Title: Diary
  Location: State Library of Queensland
  Call no: Box 8721
  Page/folio: 9-10

Citation: Maria Steley, Diary State Library of Queensland, p. Box 8721, p. 9-10,, accessed: 16 February 2020

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