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Record 23967

Reading Experience:

'In the Argus of this morning was published Jardine Smith's Leader on the Gaol. It commenced with an Apology for a previous article which had been inserted which the present one acknowledged had been written on incorrect information. It then pointed out the defects of the Gaol system owing to want of accommodation & then went in to give credit for what was done to make the best of things. Altogether the article was a very favorable one & one judiciously written so as not to tread upon the toes of any one but David Blair the writer of the first article that the Editor published.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 16 May 1874
Country: Australia
Time: morning
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: Argus
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23967  
  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: 25 February 2020

Additional comments:



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