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Record Number: 23500


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'went back to the Argus office where quite a crowd had assembled. Much excitement was occasioned by a placard which was posted outside "the Argus office" as follows "The Prussians are in Paris" This flew like wild-fire & was left uncontradicted though the placard was after a time taken down, it proved of course to have been a mistake, but it certainly whetted the appetite very strongly for the Extraordinary which was eagerly rushed so soon as it was procurable about eight thousand copies were sold a nice little extra for the Argus Proprietors & the News Boys. Was at home most of the evening the news was most exciting & much anxiety was felt with regard to the feeling said to be shown in England in favour of the French Republic & against the Queen & Prince of Wales.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

23 Oct 1870

Country:

Australia

Time

afternoon
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:

[n/a]

Title:

The Extraordinary (Argus)

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23500

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=23500, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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