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Record 15723

Reading Experience:

'Received a letter from Emma and some papers from Joe. In Emma's letter there was an Extraordinary published by one of the Melbourne papers which contained the news of the Arrival of the Red Jacket. It was only published a short time before the Mail closed, so I thought the Papers here would not have it. They had however but yet I gave it to Nixon the Editor of The Constitution as a pledge silent but doubtless intended that I should not spoil the Sale of the Extraordinary which he intended to publish by showing it to any more people. The Conductors of the other Paper heard of my having news and came eagerly to see what I had got & were very crestfallen when I told them what had become of my "Paper".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 14 Aug 1856
Country: Australia
Time: n/a
Place: city: Beechworth
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, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [newspaper cutting]
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 15723  
  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,, accessed: 28 February 2024

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