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Record 23855

Reading Experience:

'I must not forget however I read out of "Good Words" a very amusing sketch of a Dutchman's troubles in London from the difficulties of the English language. He gave the name of the Street he was living in as Stick no Bill Street. F.P. 13ft. Harry read to-night but I was obliged to tell him he had not improved at all lately.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 12 Aug 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 reactive 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)
father, John Buckley Castieau
Additional comments: son of J.B. Castieau


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23855  
  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: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:



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