Under the provisions of the Cemeteries Act 1890 (No 1137) and the Cremation Act 1903 (No 1876), a register of burials and cremations was required to be created by the trustees of the cemetery.
Also, cremation and burials record books were created to file required documents created/generated in conducting funerals including burial and cremation.
Permission for burial/cremation is given once the death/medical certificate signed by the State Coroner/licensed medical practioner is submitted.
Person conducting cremation/burial was required to send certificate of burial/cremation to the Government Statist/Registrar.
This series contains required documents created/generated in conducting funerals including burial and cremation. The documents include:
- Order for Burial/Cremation. Information recorded includes: date of burial/cremation, name, date of death, age of the deceased, location of grave or memorial, registration number, name of funeral director, name and address of originator (person giving the order)
- Schedule of burial /cremation, copy forwarded to the Government Statist/Registrar
- Medical/death certificate issued by a licensed medical practitioner /State Coroner.