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Old June 7th, 2007, 06:25
charliet charliet is offline
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Default Copy of Australian birth certificate?

My dad was born in Australia in 1935, even though he lived in the UK for most of his life. I would like to start tracing our family tree - does anyone know where I could get a copy of his birth certificate? And how far back do Australian birth and death records go?

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Old June 9th, 2007, 12:17
luciestorrs luciestorrs is offline
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Hi Charlie, and welcome to the forum.

That's an interesting query - you could try the following sites:

I think the earliest that death records go back to in Australia is 1788, but it seems to depend on the state in question. Good luck!
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Old June 10th, 2007, 17:42
charliet charliet is offline
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That's very helpful - I'll look at those sites.

Thanks, Charlie
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