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Project Gutenberg Australia
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URL http://gutenberg.net.au
Commercial? No
Type of site digital library
Available language(s) English
Launched 2001
Current status Online

Project Gutenberg Australia, abbreviated as PGA, is an Internet site which was founded in 2001 by Colin Choat. The site hosts free ebooks or e-texts which are in the public domain in Australia. The ebooks have been prepared and submitted by volunteers. It is a sister site of Project Gutenberg, however there is no formal relationship between the two organizations.

To complement the extensive amount of original source material available in the form of ebooks, a great deal of information about the History of Australia and the Exploration of Australia is provided, together with a "Library of Australiana", a list of ebooks available about Australia or written by Australians.

Because of differences between Australian and United States (where Project Gutenberg is based) copyright law, Project Gutenberg Australia contains many works not available in Project Gutenberg, including works by Margaret Mitchell, George Orwell, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Wallace, S. S. Van Dine and Dylan Thomas.

With the introduction of the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement, all works which were public domain at the time the agreement came into force remain in the public domain and thus continue to be hosted at Project Gutenberg of Australia. However, works of authors who died after December 31st 1954 will now not enter the public domain in Australia until at least January 1st 2026.[1]

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  1. ^ Project Gutenberg Australia, News and Reviews, section Changes to Australian Copyright Law

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