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Births and Deaths Registration Act 1926

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In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • " Prescribed " means prescribed by the Registrar-General with the concurrence of the Minister of Health;

  • " Registrar " means, with respect to any death or birth the registrar who is the registrar for the sub-district in which the death or birth takes place;

  • " disposal" means disposal by burial, cremation or any other means, and "disposed of" has a corresponding meaning;

  • " person effecting the disposal " means the person by whom or whose officer the register of burials in which the disposal is to be registered is kept, except that in the case of a burial under the Burial Laws Amendment Act, 1880, in the churchyard or graveyard of a parish or ecclesiastical district the expression " person effecting the disposal " shall be construed as referring to the relative, friend, or legal representative having charge of or being responsible for the burial of the deceased person;

  • " still-born " and " still-birth " shall apply to any child which has issued forth from its mother after the twenty-eighth week of pregnancy and which did not at any time after being completely expelled from its mother, breathe or show any other signs of life.

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