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An indispensable duty of Government: civil registration in nineteenth-century Tasmania

Kippen, Rebecca


In 1838, Governor John Franklin introduced civil registration in Tasmania to replace the defective ecclesiastical registration system. Tasmania thus became the first British colony to introduce civil registration, just two years after the British Act. Kippen examines the working of the 1838 system, focusing on such issues as compliance, the statistical value of the 1838 Act, the merger with the Colonial Secretary's Office, and Governor Denison's threat to abolish the system in 1848. She briefly...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Tasmanian Historical Studies


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