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Record 23749

Reading Experience:

'Was very pleased this evening at hearing the children read. They sat round their mamma & read verse about a chapter of the bible. They have all a very good idea of reading, Harry especially, only unfortunately his stammering frequently spoils his efforts. Sissy & Dotty do not stammer but speak far from plainly. There are a great many words that Dotty cannot manage try she ever so hard'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 7 Apr 1872
Country: Australia
Time: evening
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):
passive reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Sissy Castieau
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 28 Nov 1862
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: daughter of Prison Governor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Australia
Country of experience: Australia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
father, John Buckley Castieau, mother, Polly Castieau, sister Dotty and brother Harry
Additional comments: daughter of J.B. Castieau


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23749  
  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: 11 August 2020

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