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Record Number: 23820


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Harry this evening commenced reading McAuley's (sic) History of England. He is getting a great deal too fond of Plays & funny pieces & as he reads for marks I mean for the future to make him earn them with literature more solid & substantial. Polly amused herself this evening with the Family Herald & I read the Australasian until it was time to go to bed.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

27 Jul 1872

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):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Harry Castieau

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Aug 1861

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

son of Prison Governor

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Australia

Country of Experience:

Australia

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

son of J.B. Castieau



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Title:

History of England

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23820

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=23820, accessed: 24 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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