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Original records

Original records held by the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO) that are frequently used by clients include those relating to education, convicts, immigration, customs, health and welfare, employment and births, deaths and marriages.

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Featured records

In October 1912 a fire broke out at the Mt Lyell Mine in Gormanston, Tasmania and 43 lives were lost. This Royal Commission reported on the cause or causes of the accident.

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Employment Records

  • Forms recording details of service and other information on permanent officers of the public service 1907 - 1945
  • Nurses register of Training and Employment, Launceston General Hospital 1891 - 1912

Census records

Censuses were undertaken in Tasmania in 1837, 1838, 1842, 1843, 1848, 1851 and 1857. Most of the individual returns (the forms recording details of each household) have not survived, but those which have are very useful to historians.