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Record Number: 23619


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'the youngsters spent a great deal of their time in the parlor & in the evening their mamma read them a number of stories out of some Sunday books. then Sissy, Dotty & Walter read a little. Surprised my by the improvement each had made [since I?] last heard them'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

16 Jul 1871

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):
 

passive reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Dotty Castieau

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

22 Jan 1864

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

daughter of Prison Governor

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Australia

Country of Experience:

Australia

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

sister, brother, father John Buckley Castieau, mother Polly Castieau


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23619

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=23619, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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