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Record 23890

Reading Experience:

'Mustered in the afternoon & then worked in the office for a couple of hours, employing myself first with my Diary & afterwards in reading a Prison Report from which I intend to make some extracts for future use. After ten I went down to the Club & sat reading for some little time then had a chat with Levey & left for home ... Polly had been amusing the children by reading to them'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 8 Sep 1872
Country: Australia
Time: afternoon
Place: city: Melbourne
other location: at the office, gaol
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: [prison report]
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23890  
  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: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:



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