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Record 23755

Reading Experience:

'In the Leader this evening was published an autobiography of John Wallace & his portrait was given away with each copy of the paper. The likeness was a very good one & I bought it for the sake of "Auld lang syne" but why "John" should have received such public notice I can scarcely understand. He is an enterprising man & may be a "successful colonist" but few people know him & comparatively few have ever heard of him. The whole thing smacks rather much of the advt. & I expect a pretty large share of this week's Leader will be purchased by "John Wallace".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 13 Apr 1872
Country: Australia
Time: evening
Place: city: Melbourne
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: Leader
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23755  
  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: 25 February 2020

Additional comments:



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