Series VPRS 11771
Quarterly Returns of Births and Deaths
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Date Range: Series ? 1888 - ? 1960
  Series in Custody 1888 - 1960
  Contents 1888 - 1960
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1888 - 1960 Office of the Government Statist and Actuary VA 989
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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
    Refer to the Consignment details to identify the unit required.

    The quarterly returns are arranged in alphabetical order by name of the district within the volumes. The volumes or units are arranged in chronological order.

  • Function / Content
    Immediately after the close of the quarterly periods (terminating on the 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December), the births and deaths returns had to be completed by the District Registrars and transmitted to the Head Office at Melbourne.

    The information recorded in the returns includes:
    * Name of the District Registrar
    * Number of births and deaths
    * Male/Female.

    This series comprises bound volumes of quarterly returns of births and deaths forwarded by the District Registrars to the Head Office.

    This series date range is imputed from contents in custody date range, i.e. 1888 to 1960.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Each volume covers a period of time, i.e. 1888 to 1893, 1893 to 1897, 1898 to 1903 etc. Within the volume the quarterly returns are arranged alphabetically by name of the district.

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P0001 1888 - 1960 Open 20
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