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Record Number: 23893


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mustered in the afternoon & then worked in the office for a couple of hours, employing myself first with my Diary & afterwards in reading a Prison Report from which I intend to make some extracts for future use. After ten I went down to the Club & sat reading for some little time then had a chat with Levey & left for home ... Polly had been amusing the children by reading to them'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

8 Sep 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:

Polly Castieau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

wife of Prison Governor

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Australia

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

children


Additional Comments:

wife of J.B. Castieau



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[stories]

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23893

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=23893, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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