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Record Number: 23609


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On the Road bought an Extraordinary which was published this morning, the English Mail having arrived in the night. There was terrible news of the Civil War in Paris, of the murder of the Archbishop, two other clergymen & 64 hostages by the Insurgents & of the fearful retaliation of the troops, 30,000 of the Reds being said to be killed or wounded in the Streets. Some of the finest buildings in Paris were wilfully set fire to by the insurgents & women were shot by the infuriated soldiers while they were like fiends rushing about endeavouring to set light to anything that could be consumed'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

2 Jul 1871

Country:

Australia

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Melbourne
other location: while travelling from Melbourne to Brighton, by train

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 Extraordinary (Argus)

Genre:

Ephemera, Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23609

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=23609, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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