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Record Number: 23282


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

' In Bourke Street I met Joe White & we commenced as usual chatting on different subjects. I asked what sort of a place the "Oriental Saloon" was as an article had appeared in the "The Age" which made it out to be a terribly dissipated place & one that ought to be put down. It seemed that at first the waitresses had been dressed as Bloomers. Their costume was then altered & instead of trousers, they wore short skirts & spangled dresses. White said it was all humbug so far as the description of The Age went & asked me to go in for a moment & have a look. The Age article had evidently excited a good deal of curiosity for numbers were evidently judging for themselves, among others was the Editor of The Australasian & several friends.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1870 and 1 Apr 1870

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

The Age

Genre:

Sport / Leisure

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23282

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=23282, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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