Series S433 - CERTIFICATES - CAUSE OF DEATH

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AU WA S433

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CERTIFICATES - CAUSE OF DEATH

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  • 1949-01-01 - (Creation)

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AU WA A245 - REGISTRAR GENERAL'S OFFICE (1957-07-01 - 1999-04-14)

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Formerly the Registrar General's and Government Statistician's Office within the Chief Secretary's Department. The two functions were split on 1 July 1957 and the Registrar General's Office was created to operate within the Chief Secretary's Department (until 1983). Civil registration of births, deaths and marriages has been compulsory in Western Australia since 1841.

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AU WA A1047 - REGISTRY OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES (1999-04-14 -)

Administrative history

The Registry of Births, Deaths and Mariages is responsible for the registration of births, deaths and marriages in Western Australia. The office also performs civil marriages and issues certifiactes for personal name changes.

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Medical certificates showing name of deceased, cause of death and age, and if relevant, a Coroner's report. Certificates are filed in alphabetical order by district and within each 'district' group, in chronological order.

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Range Control Symbol = 1

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