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Record 23758

Reading Experience:

'I had all the youngsters in my own charge. We got on however capitally for I found a nice story in Chatterbox which I read much to the edification of us all & after that at the girls' request after Walter & Godfrey had been put to bed Harry, Sissy, Dotty & I read a couple of chapters out of the New Testament taking each a verse in turn, when we had finished the youngsters were tired & ready for bed so I let them go & read away at the Weekly Papers till Polly came home which she did at a little after nine o'clock.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 14 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):
solitary reactive 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)
children, Harry, Sissy, Dotty
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Bible (New Testament)
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23758  
  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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