State of Tasmania
The Statistical and General Registry Department superseded the Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages in 1882. The Department was divided into statistical and registration branches. In 1919, the government appointed a Government Statistician and a Registrar-General both working in the same Department. The Department administered the Adoption of Children Act 1920.
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: 17 March 2014