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Samuel Field arrived in Adelaide from Launceston in 1838, probably having served a term as a convict. (B 47769/21V)
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
Tasmanian Cemetery records
Online indexes in the State Library of SA
Ruins at Port Arthur from an anonymous collection of family photographs c. 1923 (B 41019/236)