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Post  MS Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:34 am

I already have just bought a copy for myself and it's a dam good reference for locations and history of Victorian goldfields and at $150 a bargan on such a hard to obtain book.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350405771538&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Post  davsgold Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:54 am

Its a great book and had been digatized by Google and can be downloaded for free now as copyright has expired or so they say.

Have a look here http://www.archive.org/details/goldfieldsandmi00smytgoog
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Post  llanbric Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:21 am

Thanks for the link davsgold, anymore free online resources out there anyone?

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Post  GoldstalkerGPX Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:22 pm

davsgold wrote:copyright has expired or so they say.


Not sure about litrature, but music (lyrics) is copyrighted for 50 years after the death of the author, then after that time there is no copyright pending.
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Post  gollstar Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:58 am

The last map is missing ? maybe thats the map to the new gold mountain weve all been looking for.

and thanks davsgold
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Post  sandy2010 Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:44 pm

The last map is critical !!!!!!!!!!! it is missing(removed) from most of the copies......only 1,000 were printed and only 200 found their way into private hands(the 800 went to govt., statutary bodies etc.)
Without that last map (which opens up into a huge detailed map) in devalues the book tremendously.

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Post  goldenbrown Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:49 pm

Probably the most detailed book of not only the goldfields, but the complete make up and geology of the land. A heavy read, but well worth it. Alot to take in.
Cheers goldenbrown...
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Post  Goldbait Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:06 pm

GoldstalkerGPX wrote:
davsgold wrote:copyright has expired or so they say.


Not sure about litrature, but music (lyrics) is copyrighted for 50 years after the death of the author, then after that time there is no copyright pending.

I thought it was 25 years from release date
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Post  GoldstalkerGPX Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:01 am

Definately 50 years Goldbait, or it was when I looked into it to see how I go about getting some of my lyrics copyright.

Actually easy, in Oz it is automatically copyright, to prove that it is yours if ever needed in a court, simply put all originals into an envelope and get it time dated and post to yourself and never open. Very Happy
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Post  TheH0ward Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:45 am

Shocked you write songs?? wow, wonders never cease ....
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Post  FoolsGold Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:04 am

Looking at the copyright laws of Australia (http://www.copyright.org.au/admin/cms-acc1/_images/1889836124c8dbfe7b2fba.pdf), copyright is now the lifetime of the creator, plus 70 years. The laws were changed in 2005. Under the Free Trade Agreement with the US, Australia agreed to extend the 'plus' from 50 years to 70 years. But, if copyright had already expired prior to the law change in 2005, it remained expired.

The digital book that Davsgold has mentioned was published in 1869 by R. BROUGH SMYTH, who died in 1889, therefor the copyright expired around 1939.

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