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Tasmania - Organisation

Registrar-General's Department (1959 - 1972)

State of Tasmania

From
1959
To
1972
Categories
Government Department

The Registrar-General's Department replaced the General Registry Department in 1959. It continued to administer the Adoption of Children Act 1920 until 1961 when the Child Welfare Division of the Social Welfare Department took over responsibility for it.

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 Glossary Terms

  • Adoption

    Until 1961, the Registrar-General's Department administered adoptions.

Related Organisations

Publications

Books

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

Reports

  • Social Services Department: report for the year ended 30 June 1961, Department of Social Services, Hobart, 1961. Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Social Services Department: report for the year ended 30 June 1961, Department of Social Services, Hobart, 1961; Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans