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Record 23415

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'After muster went to the Mechanics & had a look at the Evening Herald & at Melbourne Punch nothing startling in either of the papers excepting that some clothes were found on the Banks of the Yarra which on being examined were found to contain between three & four hundred pounds in notes, the clothes were afterwards found to belong to a Mr D. (illegible) a professor of languages who is thought to have committed suicide. In the evening felt very lazily inclined & bilious sat & read till nine o clock'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 16 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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Evening Herald
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 23415  
  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, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=23415, accessed: 19 September 2019

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