Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA1810
Title: FORENSIC BIOLOGY UNIT
Start Date: 01 Jan 1970
End Date: 01 Aug 1995
Description:

The Foresnsic Biology Unit provided a statewide service to the Tasmania Police, Tasmanian Coroners, the Tasmanian Justice Department and the Commonwealth Family Law Courts.

Scientific examination of biological evidence from crime scenes was undertaken to identify the source of biological material in relation to an alleged crime. Evidence was brought to the laboratory by trained police or the laboratory personnel attended and the evidence themselves.

On 1 August 1995 the Unit merged with the Forensic Pathology Unit and the Government Analyst Laboratory to form the Government Analytical and Forensic Laboratory.

Information Sources:

Forensic Science Service Tasmania

Department of Community and Health Services Annual Report 1992-1993

Legislation Administered:

Legislation Creating:

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
11 HEALTH CARE [1]
13 JUSTICE AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION [1]
Controlling Agencies:
TA1012 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SERVICES 03 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
Subsequent Agencies:
TA1804 GOVERNMENT ANALYTICAL AND FORENSIC LABORATORY 01 Aug 1995 01 Jul 2000
Series Created By Agency:
AA807  FORENSIC BIOLOGY CASE FILES. 01 Jan 1973 31 Dec 1993
AE907  REGISTER OF FORENSIC SPECIMENS 01 Jan 1978 28 Feb 1994
AE908  INDEX TO FORENSIC SCIENCE SPECIMENS (1) 01 Jan 1978 28 Feb 1994
AA398  INDEX TO FORENSIC MEDICINE CASE FILES. 23 Aug 1978 15 Jun 1988
AA192  FORENSIC MEDICINE CASE REPORTS. 23 Aug 1978 15 Jun 1988
AF370  BIO ELECTRO-PHORESIS BATCH RECORDS 01 Jan 1982 31 Dec 1996
AE970  CARD REGISTER OF FORENSIC SPECIMENS 01 Jan 1986 31 Aug 1988
AE972  INDEX TO FORENSIC SCIENCE SPECIMENS (3) 01 Jan 1986 31 Dec 1988
AE971  INDEX TO FORENSIC SCIENCE SPECIMENS (2) 01 Jan 1986 31 Dec 1988
AF371  DANGEROUS DRUGS ANALYSIS 01 Jan 1988 31 Dec 1989
AF372  WORKSHEETS 01 Jan 1988 31 Dec 1991
AF369  TOXICOLOGY REPORTS 01 Jan 1989 31 Dec 1992
AF373  CASE FILES 01 Jan 1990 31 Dec 1991