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Australia, Tasmania, Coroner's Inquest Files - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Tasmania, Australia
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Record Description
Record Type Coroner's Inquest Files
Collection years 1868-1914
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Tasmanian Archives + Heritage


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes inquest files from the coroner’s office in Tasmania. When the cause of death is unknown or seems unnatural, a judicial officer, known as a coroner, is involved to determine certain information. They usually seek to find out the identity of the deceased, the cause of death and the circumstances in which it may have occurred. Inquest files are reports and associated files pertaining to investigations regarding the cause of certain deaths. The collection includes records from 1868-1914. The original records are located in the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office in Hobart, Tasmania.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age of deceased

  • Date of Inquest
  • Names of any witnesses
  • Testimonies of witnesses

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

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How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Add the new information to your records
  • Use the information to find the person in other records
  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Try searching by surname only

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Australia.

Citing This Collection

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