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Record 23609

Reading Experience:

'On the Road bought an Extraordinary which was published this morning, the English Mail having arrived in the night. There was terrible news of the Civil War in Paris, of the murder of the Archbishop, two other clergymen & 64 hostages by the Insurgents & of the fearful retaliation of the troops, 30,000 of the Reds being said to be killed or wounded in the Streets. Some of the finest buildings in Paris were wilfully set fire to by the insurgents & women were shot by the infuriated soldiers while they were like fiends rushing about endeavouring to set light to anything that could be consumed'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 2 Jul 1871
Country: Australia
Time: daytime
Place: city: Melbourne
other location: while travelling from Melbourne to Brighton, by train
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: n/a
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, Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23609  
  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: 06 July 2020

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