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Record Number: 23764


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I bought "The Age" as to-day it published a paper larger than "The Argus" for a penny & announced the intention of doing so every Saturday. The paper is really a wonderful one for a penny & will no doubt have a great circulation in fat I expect too large a one to make even the advertisements pay as I feel confident the paper &c must cost quite the charge for the News. In the Age of to-day was commenced a novel by the author of Lady Audley's Secret called "To the bitter end", this the proprietors announce they have the sole right to publish in Australia'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

20 Apr 1872

Country:

Australia

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Melbourne

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 Age

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23764

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=23764, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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