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Tasmania - Organisation

Statistical and General Registry Department (1882 - 1924)

State of Tasmania

From
1882
To
1924
Categories
Government Department

The Statistical and General Registry Department superseded the Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages in 1882.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.

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

    After 1920, the Statistical and General Registry Department administered adoptions.

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