State of Tasmania
The General Registry Department replaced the Statistical and General Registry Department in 1924, following the Commonwealth government's takeover of the of the state statistical service. In 1930, the Department temporarily became a branch again because of funding problems. It resumed departmental status in 1934. The Department continued to administer 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