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Record 23893

Reading Experience:

'Mustered in the afternoon & then worked in the office for a couple of hours, employing myself first with my Diary & afterwards in reading a Prison Report from which I intend to make some extracts for future use. After ten I went down to the Club & sat reading for some little time then had a chat with Levey & left for home ... Polly had been amusing the children by reading to them'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 8 Sep 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 in company 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)
Additional comments: wife of J.B. Castieau


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [stories]
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23893  
  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: 16 February 2020

Additional comments:



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