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Record 24030

Reading Experience:

'Came back by the half past one train [from?] Town, after buying "Sarah Barnham" at [the?] Station. Amused myself by reading her very strange history as related by her biographer or assumed biographer who has certainly taken considerable license as she details the death of her subject though it is well known that "Sarah Barnham" is meant for Sara Bernhardt the great actress & that Sara is still among the illustrious living. The Book is a horribly spiteful one & well illustrates the spite one woman can show against another.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 24 Aug 1884
Country: Australia
Time: afternoon
Place: city: Melbourne
other location: on the train
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: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Inspector General Penal Establishments
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: Sarah Barnham
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 24030  
  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: 27 February 2024

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