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Record 23847

Reading Experience:

'Polly this morning while I was getting up rushed almost breathless into the bed-room with her eyes all alight & The Argus in her hand. "Listen here Castieau" said she & straightway she read a paragraph which announced that a terrible outrage had been committed at Pentridge & an attempt made to murder the Inspector General of Penal Establishments.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 5 Aug 1872
Country: Australia
Time: morning
Place: city: Melbourne
location in dwelling: at home, bedroom
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:Polly Castieau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: wife of Prison Governor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Australia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
husband, John Buckley Castieau
Additional comments: wife of J.B. Castieau


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Argus
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23847  
  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: 24 February 2020

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