Series VPRS 11769
Still Births Register
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Date Range: Series 1953 - cont
  Series in Custody 1967 - 1997
  Contents 1967 - 1997
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 - 1986 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
    Researchers can obtain the relevant registration number from the Name Index to Stillbirth Register, VPRS 11768.

    Knowing the year and the registration number, refer to the Records Description List for this series and identify the required unit. The units are arranged in chronological and registration number order.

  • Function / Content
    Registration of stillbirths did not come into operation in Victoria until some time in 1953 and has its authority under Section 3 of the Registration of Birth, Deaths and Marriages Act 1952 (No.5623). Prior to this date, however 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 Act required the registration of stillbirths. The particulars required for registration were completed (Second Schedule) and forwarded to the Government Statist.

    This series comprises stillbirth registration forms received by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages during the period ?1953 to 1986.

    It appears that the pre-1967 records were destroyed at some stage. the registrations numbers commenced again with 1 (one) each year, e.g., 1968: 1, 2, 3, etc.

    Since 1986, stillbirths have been registered as any other birth. However, a block of numbers commencing from 95,000 were allocated to stillbirth registration each year. The numbering started again at 95,001 each year, e.g., 1987: 1, 2, 3, etc.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The registration forms on receipt were allocated an annual single number and filed in this series. An entry was made in the Name Index to Stillbirth Register VPRS 11768 under the surname of parents and for neonatal deaths by the name of the child.

    The name index to the Stillbirth Register post-1984 has not been registered by the PROV as at 2005.

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1953 - 1984 Name Index to Stillbirth Register VPRS 11768
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1967 - 1997 Closed 47
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1953 - 1984 Name Index to Stillbirth Register VPRS 11768
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