Series VPRS 697
Registers of Metropolitan Deaths
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Date Range: Series 1853 - 1932
  Series in Custody 1853 - 1932
  Contents 1853 - 1932
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1853 - 1873 Registrar-General's Department VA 2889
1873 - 1893 Office of the Registrar-General and the Office of Titles, (known as Land Victoria 2001 to 2014; Land Use Victoria 2014 - ct.) VA 862
1893 - 1932 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
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  • Function / Content
    In 1932 metropolitan registers of Births and Deaths ceased to operate and all registrations in the Melbourne Metropolitan area were effected directly by the Registry of Births, Deaths and marriages (Country registrations continued through local Registrars). Each schedule received by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages was registered with an annual single number according to date of receipt.

    Schedules received in 1932 were registered by annual number with "M" (Melbourne) prefix.

    Each schedule contains the following information:
    - Number.
    - When and where child was born.
    - Name of child and whether present or not.
    - Sex of child.
    - Name and Surname and occupation of father.
    - Age and birthplace of father.
    - When and where father married, together with names and ages of previous issue, living and deceased.
    - Name and maiden surname of mother.
    - Age and birthplace of mother.
    - Signature, description and residence of Informant.
    - Name of Accoucheur.
    - Name of occupiers or other witnesses.
    - When and where registered.
    - Signature of Registrar.

    On 1st October 1960 the Registraion of Births, Deaths and Marriages Act 1959 came into operation, combining the registration of both Metropolitan and Country births. The resultant record series has been retained by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The records are arranged by location and date.

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P0000 1853 - 1932 Closed 169
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