The Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages was established in 1838. It was located in the Attorney-General's Department. 1882, it became the Statistical and General Registry Department.
An Act For Registering Births, Deaths And Marriages In The Island Of Van Diemen's Land And Its Dependencies established the Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages to cope with the registration of births, deaths, and marriages which it had made compulsory.
The Act followed a similar one introduced in England the year before. Tasmania was the first Australian colony to introduce such an act.
1838 - 1882 Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages
1882 - 1924 Statistical and General Registry Department
1924 - 1959 General Registry Department
1959 - 1972 Registrar-General's Department
1972 - 1989 Registrar-General's Division
1989 - Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Sources used to compile this entry: Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 18 July 2012, Last modified: 3 April 2014