State of Tasmania
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.
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: 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
Created: 18 July 2012, Last modified: 17 March 2014