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Record 23500

Reading Experience:

'went back to the Argus office where quite a crowd had assembled. Much excitement was occasioned by a placard which was posted outside "the Argus office" as follows "The Prussians are in Paris" This flew like wild-fire & was left uncontradicted though the placard was after a time taken down, it proved of course to have been a mistake, but it certainly whetted the appetite very strongly for the Extraordinary which was eagerly rushed so soon as it was procurable about eight thousand copies were sold a nice little extra for the Argus Proprietors & the News Boys. Was at home most of the evening the news was most exciting & much anxiety was felt with regard to the feeling said to be shown in England in favour of the French Republic & against the Queen & Prince of Wales.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 23 Oct 1870
Country: Australia
Time: afternoon
Place: city: Melbourne
location in dwelling: at home
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: The Extraordinary (Argus)
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23500  
  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

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