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

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State government department

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

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  • Registrar-General's Department
  • Office of Titles

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Dates of existence

1853 - 1958


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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public administration

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Entered from deposit description on 7 Jul 2011




Public Records Office Victoria, Agency VA 862 Office of the Registrar-General and Office of Titles, Agency VA 2888 Office of Titles, Agency VA 2889 Registrar General's Office (accessed on 7 July 2011)

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