Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Writers


See Libraries and Mechanics' Institutes.

See Booksellers.

 

ASIO FILES ON WRITERS AND LITERARY GROUPS

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - ASIO FILES ON WRITERS AND LITERARY GROUPS

The following is Fact Sheet 69 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-69-asio-files-on-writers-and-literary-groups.pdf

 

COPYRIGHT RECORDS

 

OVERVIEW

 

VICTORIA

Under the Copyright Act 1869 the colony of Victoria introduced
legislation enabling authors and artists to copyright their literary, musical and artistic works. The Registrar of Copyrights (Office of Copyright Registry of Victoria) administered the legislation and maintained registers of copyright.

Under the Copyright Act 1869 and successive acts, material published in Victoria was legally required to be deposited with the State Library of Victoria.

 

AUSTRALIA

In 1907 the Commonwealth of Australia took control of enforcing copyright laws.

Under the Copyright Act 1968 material published in Australia was legally required to be deposited with the National Library of Australia.

 

RECORDS

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - COPYRIGHT RECORDS

The following is Fact Sheet 105 from the National Archives of Australia.

https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/fs-105-copyright-records.pdf

 

JOURNALS

Literary journals may be found on Trove.

 

TROVE - MAGAZINES AND NEWSLETTERS

This allows text-searching of digitised magazines and newsletters. The magazines and newsletters have been scanned and the text from the articles has been captured by optical character recognition.

Included are Australian serial publications, including popular magazines, literary and special interest journals, and born-digital publications. Smaller organisation publications are also included, such as school yearbooks or newsletters from special events.

To find magazine or newsletter mentions using keywords: use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Magazines and Newsletters". For a more focused search: use the "Advanced Search" and use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Magazines and Newsletters". A search can then be made by title, place or date range.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/

 

 

 

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