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Record Number: 23733


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After tea went with Polly into town & there heard a great commotion in the crowd & number of boys selling the Argus Extraordinary, "Arrival of the English Mail", one vagabond as he passed us with an armful of papers shouted "Death of the Prince of Wales". This thrilled me & excited Polly & so I purchased a paper. The Prince was not dead, but if the news be true was in a bad way when the Mail left St Francisco & there was but little hopes of his recovery.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

13 Jan 1872

Country:

Australia

Time

evening

Place:

city: Melbourne
other location: in the street?

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:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23733

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=23733, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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