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Record 23615

Reading Experience:

'Have very little to write about to-day, everything was dull & quiet & peacable. The Weekly Papers helped to pass away the time. I was very much amused by a skit in The Australasian by "Hans Beste" called "Lothau", a satire upon "Lothair", Disreali's last work. "Lothau" is a capital burlesque upon Lothair & in a couple of columns of newspaper type takes off all the leading incidents of the novel in a most amusing manner.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 16 Jul 1871
Country: Australia
Time: daytime
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: 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: Australasian
Genre: satire
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23615  
  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: 19 February 2020

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