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Record 23563

Reading Experience:

'then I went into town & called in at the Yorick to read the papers. Recently a youthful individual with innumerable buttons & very tight clothes has appeared at the Club as an attendant sprite upon the Members. He is a very lively boy. To-night while I was reading he came into the room, knelt in a chair before the open window but his body half way into the street & commenced whistling in a spirited manner keeping time with his heels against the chair. I was brute enough to growl at him & he desisted leaving the room however with the air of one whose feelings had been outraged'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 28 Feb 1871
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: [unknown - newspaper]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 23563  
  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: 18 February 2020

Additional comments:



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