I've just received a death certificate for someone I believe to be one of my ancestors from the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
All the other NSW certificates that I have from around the time period are issued in the name of and signed by an Assistant District Registrar for the appropriate local office within the District of Sydney. The following certificates are from 1958 and 1966 respectively:
However, this 1957 death certificate is issued in the name of, and signed by, the state Registrar General:
I'm curious as to whether this is of any significance. One thing that stands out about this certificate is that a number of details are listed as unknown:
I'm wondering whether the lack of detail on the death registration statement might have caused it to be referred up the chain to head office in the city? Or are there other reasons why this particular death might not have been handled by the local district registrar?