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Record 23931

Reading Experience:

'Marcus Clarke commenced in this day's Weekly Times a series of articles under the title of "The Wicked World" or Melbourne [?] & Melbourne Life. The Article to-day described Camomile or Collins Street. Marcus has set himself a difficult task, he will have either to be very personal & so [?] enemies or be dull & considered commonplace. He might if he were mean enough perhaps make his subject the vehicle for advertisers. If his work is read many would pay to have their establishments even appear wicked in it.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 17 Jan 1874
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: Weekly Times
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23931  
  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: 18 February 2020

Additional comments:



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