John Gay ... Letter to Jonathan Swift
17 Nov. 1726: Concerning Gulliver
George Orwell ... Bookshop Memories
James Weldon Johnson ... three poems: The Awakening / Father, Father Abraham / Fifty Years
Willa Cather ... A Death in the Desert
Until 1 January 2005, (Australian) copyright generally lasted for the life of the relevant creator plus 50 years.
Under the Free Trade Agreement with the United States, Australia agreed to extend the general
duration of copyright to the life of the
creator plus 70 years.
The Free Trade Agreement did not, however, include any obligation to revive copyright if
copyright had already expired. This means that if, under the old rules, copyright had already
expired by 1 January 2005, it stays expired and the material can be used freely under Australian
(Extracted from 'An Introduction to Copyright in Australia'; Australian Copyright Council. January 2017)