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Record 23822

Reading Experience:

'in the evening went to the Club, read for a time & then came home ... Was reading at the Club some of the Articles in "Public Opinion", one especially which lamented the decadence of "the Turf" from the want of honor among the owners of horses. Horses said the writer now win if it suits their owners' pockets to let them do so, the Derby it is predicted will soon be shorn of all the national importance once attached to it & will soon be the ordinary common place affair that other races have become.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 28 Jul 1872
Country: Australia
Time: evening
Place: city: Melbourne
other location: Yorick Club
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: Public Opinion
Genre: Sport / Leisure
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 23822  
  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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