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Record Number: 12803


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Some Hobart Town newspapers have come on board. O'Brien is still in very close confinement on an island off the east coast, called Maria Island, a rugged and desolate territory, about twelve miles in length... By the advertisements I see there at present no fewer than five ships at present laid on for California from the two ports, Hobart Town, south, and Launceston, north. There is now a brisk trade between Van Diemen's Land and San Francisco...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

8 Apr 1850

Country:

Australia (Van Diemen's Land)

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Hobart Town
county: Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land)
other location: on board the "Neptune", in Hobart Town harbour

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 Mitchel

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Nov 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

author, Irish Nationalist, under arrest for Treason

Religion:

Presbyterian family

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Australia (Van Diemen's Land)

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[newspapers]

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

published in Hobart Town

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12803

Source:

Print

Author:

John Mitchel

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Jail Journal

Place of Publication:

Dublin

Date of Publication:

1913

Vol:

n/a

Page:

225

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 225, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12803, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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