Western Australian civil register
The civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths in Western Australia was established in 1841 by the 9th act of parliament: An Act to provide for the Registration of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, in the Colony of Western Australia.
1843, September 30: Second Annual Report of Births, Marriage, and Deaths. Inquirer 1843, October 11, p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65583495
- Deficiency in the first year was considerable; things have improved in the second.
- Relying on cooperation of the colonists, for whom it will take time to see the benefits to the scheme.
- Great increase in the number of births registered.
- Only one or two instances of fining people for not registering a birth or death within a month.
- People see the value in proving relationships, with regard to property rights.
- Fremantle separated from Perth and made its own district with a sub-registrar.