Deposit M13 - Office of the Registrar-General and Office of Titles (Victoria) deposit

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Office of the Registrar-General and Office of Titles (Victoria) deposit


  • 1853 - 1949 (Creation)

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8 reels of microfilm

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(1853 - 1958)

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In 1853 the Registrar-General's Department was established under the provisions of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act 16 Victoria, No. 2 (1853). The department carried out a range of functions including the collection of census and statistics; registering of livestock, licence liens on agricultural land, naturalizations, hospitals, banks, companies, patents, copyright, printing presses and types, powers of attorney, Parliamentory electors and land titles. By 1873 a new agency, the Office of the Registrar-General and Office of Titles, had assumed responsibility for the functions previously undertaken separately by the Registrar-General's Department and the Office of Titles. In 1958 the registration of companies was subsequently transferred to the Registrar of Companies and the Companies Office.

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Microfilm of companies statute book, including indexes to companies registered in Victoria.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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Entered from deposit description on 11 August 2011




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