Series VPRS 11768
Name Index to Stillbirth Register
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Date Range: Series ? 1953 - 1984
  Series in Custody 1956 - 1984
  Contents 1956 - 1984
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1953 - 1983 Office of the Government Statist and Actuary VA 989
1983 - 1984 Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (including 1983-1986 Assistant Government Statist, Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages) VA 983
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1983 - cont Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (including 1983-1986 Assistant Government Statist, Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages) VA 983
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  • How to use the Records
    1956 - 1970
    Obtain the registration number for a stillbirth under the surname and given names of parents. Entries were made in the index in alphabetical order by the surname of the parents.

    1971 - 1983
    Provides the registration number for stillbirths (by surname of parents) and for neonatal deaths (by name of the child).

    Once you get the registration number for stillbirths you should refer to the Records Description List for VPRS 11769 and identify the required unit.

  • Function / Content
    Registration of stillbirths did not come into operation in Victoria until circa 1953 and has its authority under the Registration of Birth, Deaths and Marriages Act 1952 (No.5623). Prior to this date, in accordance with the provisions of the Cemeteries Act of the (Commonwealth) Social Services Consolidation Act 1947, cases were notified to Registrars.

    The provisions of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages require the registration of stillbirths. The particulars required for registration were completed (Second Schedule) and forwarded to the Government Statist.

    This series comprises name index books created to provide access to stillbirth registrations by surname of parents from circa 1953 to 1984. From 1971, the series was also used to index neonatal deaths. Index entries for stillbirths were made in blue ink and for neonatal deaths under the name of the child in red ink. Neonatal deaths were registered in VPRS 8340 Death Register.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The registration forms on receipt were allocated an annual single number and filed in VPRS 11769 Still Births Register. An entry was made in the Name Index to Stillbirth Register VPRS 11768 under the surname of parents. The manual system of indexing ended in 1984.

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1953 - 1984 Still Births Register VPRS 11769
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P0001 1956 - 1984 Closed 28
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