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Record 23528

Reading Experience:

'went into Melbourne after muster & stayed some time reading at the Yorick thought London Punch particularly good this month, one cartoon especially a Study in the Palace of Versailles, the king of Prussia Booted & spurred, yet in an easy chair having a pipe over the Plans of Paris & wearing a self satisfied air, behind him the shades of Louis the fourteenth & Napoleon "Is this the end of all the triumphs" Another Cartoon represents "a real German defeat" the Marquis of Lorn with his royal bride leaning fondly on him while in the distance are to be seen a crowd of Uniformed, Whiskered & bewaxed German princes wailing, & gnashing at the sight though still sucking away at their Meerchaums.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 21 Dec 1870
Country: Australia
Time: afternoon
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: Punch
Genre: Unknown, satire
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 23528  
  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: 24 February 2020

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