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Record 23944

Reading Experience:

'There was a tale in the Age of yesterday called "The wife's revenge" it was very well written & described a heartless scoundrel who to the world appeared everything that was good & jolly, he is loved deeply by his wife but without any cause save that he wants a change he leaves her to shift for herself & coldly writes & informs her that he has left for Australia ...[long account of story] ... I read this story aloud on Sunday evening to a very attentive audience consisting of Mamma, Sissy & Harry'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 15 Feb 1874
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: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)
wife, Polly Castieau, children - Harry & Sissy
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: The Age
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23944  
  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: 06 July 2020

Additional comments:



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