The early history of the Office of Master in Van Diemen’s Land, including the initial appointment of Joseph Hone in 1824, his resignation in 1836, his re-appointment in 1840 and the abolition the office by the Abolition of the Master Act is documented by the second person to hold the office, Cecil George Brettingham-Moore at  UTasLawRw 5
The office of Master was revived by the Supreme Court Act 1959 and permitted one person to be appointed both as Master and as Registrar.
|Name||Period of Office|
|Joseph Hone, Esq||1824-1851|
|Cecil George Brettingham-Moore, MC||1960-1984|
|Richard Carter Southee||1985-1999|
|Stephen James Holt*||1999-|
* On 1 March 2008 the Title “Master” was changed to “Associate Judge”