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Record 23733

Reading Experience:

'After tea went with Polly into town & there heard a great commotion in the crowd & number of boys selling the Argus Extraordinary, "Arrival of the English Mail", one vagabond as he passed us with an armful of papers shouted "Death of the Prince of Wales". This thrilled me & excited Polly & so I purchased a paper. The Prince was not dead, but if the news be true was in a bad way when the Mail left St Francisco & there was but little hopes of his recovery.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 13 Jan 1872
Country: Australia
Time: evening
Place: city: Melbourne
other location: in the street?
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: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23733  
  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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