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Record 23467

Reading Experience:

'After tea I went to the Yorick Club & read the papers. In the Evening Herald was a remarkable circular from the Solicitor General to the Honorary Magistrates in which was pointed out that it had become known some of the magistrates had received payment for the performance of their honorary duties & that this was highly improper Of course the magistrates as a whole were "highly honorable men" but some were not the "clean potato" & this circular was just a warning, that any magistrate taking "tip" & being found out would be kicked out of the Commission without delay, really a remarkable circular & highly flattering to the "great unpaid".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 30 Sep 1870
Country: Australia
Time: evening
Place: city: Melbourne
other location: Yorick Club
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: Evening Herald
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 23467  
  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: 25 February 2020

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