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Tasmania - Organisation

Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages (1838 - 1882)

From
1838
To
1882
Categories
Government Agency

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.

Details

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.

Timeline

 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

Related Organisations

Publications

Books

  • Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp. Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans