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The Early Years => 63rd Regiment 1758 - 1881 => Topic started by: gggwilson on February 03, 2016, 08:00:30 AM

Title: A Short History of 63rd of Foot in Western Australia 1829 - 1833 Walter Dennison
Post by: gggwilson on February 03, 2016, 08:00:30 AM
We came across this little book (27 pages including photographs of weapons) for a very reasonable price and snapped it up.  This forum has been so incredible at unearthing family details for us we wanted to pay the favour forward and see if we could provide some much needed information to someone seeking information about their family. There is a wealth of information about marriages, births and deaths, and a number of incidents relating to members of the 63rd of interest.

I would dearly like to be able to scan this little booklet and make it available to forum members, however my only concern is that I may be breaching some kind of copyright law by doing so.  There is no indication of any copyright notice in the book, nor is there any indication that the material may not be copied or distributed in any way. It seems that it may have been privately published as a preamble to a bigger reference book.

Any advice?

Gill
Title: Re: A Short History of 63rd of Foot in Western Australia 1829 - 1833 Walter Dennison
Post by: gggwilson on February 03, 2016, 08:13:07 AM
This is a picture of the cover of the book
Title: Re: A Short History of 63rd of Foot in Western Australia 1829 - 1833 Walter Dennison
Post by: charlie on February 04, 2016, 10:07:13 AM
Thanks Gill,
I can't really give any advice on the copyright, but it would seem to have been published in 1978 so would still be under copyright if one was taken out. I had a look at "Worldcat" and it looks like the only copies in libraries are all in Australia. An option would be to donate it to the Regimental archives.

Charlie
Title: Re: A Short History of 63rd of Foot in Western Australia 1829 - 1833 Walter Dennison
Post by: gggwilson on February 04, 2016, 10:36:32 AM
Hi Charlie, we would be happy to donate as a small token of our thanks for all the help forum members have provided. There's some pretty good stuff in the small number of pages. Please let me know where to send it.
Title: Re: A Short History of 63rd of Foot in Western Australia 1829 - 1833 Walter Dennison
Post by: charlie on February 04, 2016, 10:58:20 AM
Gill,
Thats very kind of you, it might be an idea to send them an email first just to make sure they do not have a copy, I doubt it but one can never be certain. Their contact information is at the bottom of the page

http://www.tameside.gov.uk/archives/manchesterregiment

Charlie
Title: Re: A Short History of 63rd of Foot in Western Australia 1829 - 1833 Walter Dennison
Post by: sphinx on February 04, 2016, 02:43:28 PM
This book is regularly for sale on ebay at a cheap price, although not at present.

I think you will find it is already in the local studies library as a reference book.

regards