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Record 23918

Reading Experience:

'The Evening Herald published an account of the trial of the Captain of the Carl at Sydney. The brutalities that took place according to the evidence were something terrible. "Mount" who I have in custody, according to Dr Murray, went on the Islands disguised as a Missionary in the hope of luring natives on board the ship. Morris who is also a prisoner with me is said on the night of the butchery to have been occupied all night in loading guns for those who were engaged in slaughtering the natives in the Hold. The whole affair is more horrible than anything I remember reading of even in the African Slave Trade.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 26 Nov 1872
Country: Australia
Time: evening
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: Evening Herald
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23918  
  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

Additional comments:



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