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Record 23411

Reading Experience:

'In the afternoon after muster went to the Mechanics & read the papers. Melbourne Punch had a picture of the Tasmanian Dean leering most sensually at a lady sitting beside him while the Melbourne Dean was looking horrified at the short skirts of one of the waitresses of the Oriental Cafe. Punch has a piece of poetry on the subject & advises the Committee of Clergymen who are to put down immorality first to look to the beam at home among themselves before they attack the mote in society at large'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 9 Jun 1870
Country: Australia
Time: afternoon
Place: city: Melbourne
other location: Mechanics' Institute
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: unknown
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: Melbourne Punch
Genre: Other religious, satire
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 23411  
  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: 19 February 2020

Additional comments:



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