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

Kippen, Rebecca

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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]

dc.contributor.authorKippen, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2005-03-31
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-27T02:11:38Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:31:31Z
dc.date.available2006-03-27T02:11:38Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:31:31Z
dc.date.created2002
dc.identifier.issn1324-048X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/43120
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/43120
dc.description.abstractIn 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 describes the merger with the Supreme Court in 1857 and the transfer to the Government Statistician, R.M. Johnston, in 1882. In 1895 a new Registration Act consolidated existing statutes and introduced amendments to improve the administration of civil registration.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Tasmania
dc.sourceTasmanian Historical Studies
dc.subjectTasmania Australia Nineteenth century Registration Births Deaths Marriages
dc.titleAn indispensable duty of Government: civil registration in nineteenth-century Tasmania
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.refereedyes
local.identifier.citationnumber1
local.identifier.citationpages42-58
local.identifier.citationpublicationTasmanian Historical Studies
local.identifier.citationvolume8
local.identifier.citationyear2002
local.identifier.eprintid3004
local.rights.ispublishedyes
dc.date.issued2002
local.identifier.absfor160399 - Demography not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub3707
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKippen, Rebecca, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage42
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage58
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T08:21:41Z
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