Western Australian civil register

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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.

Population of Western Australia
Year Population Sources
1839 2154 Second Report
1842 3475 Second Report

Annual reports

2nd

1843, September 30: Second Annual Report of Births, Marriage, and Deaths. Inquirer 1843, October 11, p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65583495

  1. 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.
Second annual report [1]
Births Marriages Deaths
Districts Males Females Totals Males Females Totals
Perth 22 29 51 20 15 4 19
Fremantle 13 13 26 4 6 1 7
Guildford 10 14 24 7
York 8 8 16 1 1 1
Toodyay 1 2 3 1 3 3
Albany 3 4 7 2 1 1 2
Vasse 6 3 9 1 2 2
Bunbury 5 9 14 6 6 1 7
Pinjarra 5 3 8 2
73 85 158 44 32 9 41

Indexes

Data

person sex father mother place of birth registration district registration number registration year Details
William Shakespeare Lazenby Hannah Bryce Cossack 17559 1876 Details
Charles Abbey Male Fremantle 875 1913 Details
Gwynneth Winifred Hutchinson (née Hall) Female Perth 1253 1910 Details
Herbert Bruce Wilson Male Perth 2646 1918 Details
Raymond K. Abbot Male Fremantle 63 1917 Details