Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 23282

Reading Experience:

' In Bourke Street I met Joe White & we commenced as usual chatting on different subjects. I asked what sort of a place the "Oriental Saloon" was as an article had appeared in the "The Age" which made it out to be a terribly dissipated place & one that ought to be put down. It seemed that at first the waitresses had been dressed as Bloomers. Their costume was then altered & instead of trousers, they wore short skirts & spangled dresses. White said it was all humbug so far as the description of The Age went & asked me to go in for a moment & have a look. The Age article had evidently excited a good deal of curiosity for numbers were evidently judging for themselves, among others was the Editor of The Australasian & several friends.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Mar 1870 and 1 Apr 1870
Country: Australia
Time: n/a
Place: city: Melbourne
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 Buckley Castieau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 May 1831
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Prison Governor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Australia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: The Age
Genre: Sport / Leisure
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23282  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Buckley Castieau
  Title: Diaries
  Location: National Library of Australia
  Call no: NLA MS 2218
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: John Buckley Castieau, Diaries National Library of Australia, p. NLA MS 2218, p. n/a,, accessed: 16 February 2020

Additional comments:



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)