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Record Number: 23417


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After muster went to the Mechanics & had a look at the Evening Herald & at Melbourne Punch nothing startling in either of the papers excepting that some clothes were found on the Banks of the Yarra which on being examined were found to contain between three & four hundred pounds in notes, the clothes were afterwards found to belong to a Mr D. (illegible) a professor of languages who is thought to have committed suicide. In the evening felt very lazily inclined & bilious sat & read till nine o clock'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

16 Jun 1870

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:

unknown

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23417

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=23417, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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