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Tasmania - Organisation

General Registry Department (1924 - 1959)

State of Tasmania

From
1924
To
1959
Categories
Government Department

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.

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

    The General Registry Department administered adoptions.

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