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Record 23764

Reading Experience:

'I bought "The Age" as to-day it published a paper larger than "The Argus" for a penny & announced the intention of doing so every Saturday. The paper is really a wonderful one for a penny & will no doubt have a great circulation in fat I expect too large a one to make even the advertisements pay as I feel confident the paper &c must cost quite the charge for the News. In the Age of to-day was commenced a novel by the author of Lady Audley's Secret called "To the bitter end", this the proprietors announce they have the sole right to publish in Australia'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 20 Apr 1872
Country: Australia
Time: n/a
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: The Age
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23764  
  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

Additional comments:



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