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Births, deaths and marriages: Tasmania

This State Library of South Australia guide includes information on cemeteries, church records, burials and probate (wills). Information for other states is also included.

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Samuel Field

Samuel Field arrived in Adelaide from Launceston in 1838, probably having served a term as a convict. (B 47769/21V)

Almanacs and directories

Tasmanian births, deaths and marriages

Tasmania was the first Australian colony to enact compulsory registration of births, deaths and marriages - in 1839.

These official records are held at the Tasmanian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Indexes to Tasmanian births, deaths and marriages are not publicly available except through libraries.

Tasmanian resources available on microfiche at the State Library of SA

Internet resources

Ryerson Index to death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers


See also the Australian Convict Records Library Guide

Online indexes in the State Library of SA

Ruins at Port Arthur from an anonymous collection of family photographs c. 1923 (B 41019/236)