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Record Number: 15675


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After Tea I took a stroll through the town and then went to Collingwood on my return I looked in at the Reading Room of the Mechanics, amused myself by waiting a considerable time for the relinquishing of the Argus by one or other of two very slow old gentlemen who each had a copy and spite my impatience coolly kept turning over page after page as if they were not only deeply interested in the news but also wrapped in every advertisement.' 'I got it at last, not however from either of them for they were as busy as ever when I left, for all the world like two of Madame Tussaud?s clever Wax Figures with a little internal machinery, that turned the paper over at certain intervals, in watching them I had overlooked a third copy which I now got hold of & then found "there was nothing in it".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

23 Aug 1855

Country:

Australia

Time

evening

Place:

city: Melbourne
other location: Mechanics' Institute

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:

Gaoler

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Australia

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Argus

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

15675

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, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15675, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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