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Death registration and mortality trends in Australia 1856–1906

de Looper, Michael Willem


Analyses of national mortality data in Australia generally do not examine the period before the formation of the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics in 1905. Yet detailed information on death and its causes is available from the beginning of civil registration in the colonies in the mid-nineteenth century, and in the case of Tasmania, as far back as 1838. By 1856, all colonies had enacted legislation for the compulsory registration of births, deaths and marriages. Between 1856 and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-05
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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