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Record 23820

Reading Experience:

'Harry this evening commenced reading McAuley's (sic) History of England. He is getting a great deal too fond of Plays & funny pieces & as he reads for marks I mean for the future to make him earn them with literature more solid & substantial. Polly amused herself this evening with the Family Herald & I read the Australasian until it was time to go to bed.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 27 Jul 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:Harry Castieau
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Aug 1861
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: son of Prison Governor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Australia
Country of experience: Australia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: son of J.B. Castieau


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Title: History of England
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23820  
  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: 23 June 2024

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