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Record 23450

Reading Experience:

'After muster I sat at home & read ... After tea I went into town & called at the "Mechanics" & afterwards at the "Yorick". Saw in the Evening Paper that a Bank Accountant at Geelong was supposed to have embezzled a considerable sum of money & to have gone to Fidgi, should this be true it will be another great scandal as Mr Farrell the person accused was a very old resident of Geelong & much respected by the inhabitants of that place'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 24 Aug 1870
Country: Australia
Time: afternoon
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: unknown
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: [unknown]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23450  
  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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