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Record 23706

Reading Experience:

'I stayed at home amusing the children by reading a fairy tale to them. They seemed to take great interest inn the narrative & after I had finished it Flory went [smiling?] home & Sissy & Dotty went away good temperedly to bed. Read "Poor dog [Tray?]" out of ["Ingolitsby"?] to Harry & then sent him off to bed also'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 26 Sep 1871
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, workmates)
Harry, son
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Richard Harris Barham
Title: Ingoldsby Legends
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23706  
  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: 22 April 2024

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