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Record Number: 23944


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There was a tale in the Age of yesterday called "The wife's revenge" it was very well written & described a heartless scoundrel who to the world appeared everything that was good & jolly, he is loved deeply by his wife but without any cause save that he wants a change he leaves her to shift for herself & coldly writes & informs her that he has left for Australia ...[long account of story] ... I read this story aloud on Sunday evening to a very attentive audience consisting of Mamma, Sissy & Harry'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

15 Feb 1874

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:

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

wife, Polly Castieau, children - Harry & Sissy


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:

23944

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=23944, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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