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The results of testing 516 blood donors resident in Tasmania, Australia for Glm (a, x, f and z), G3m (b4 and g) and Km (1) (formerly Inv [1]) allotypic markers are given. No regional differentiation could be detected in a Tasmanian-born sample (n = 256) for either Gm or Km factors. With respect to the frequencies of the common Caucasoid haplotypes Gm z,a:g, Gm z,a'x:g, Gm f;b and Km1 Tasmanians were very similar to other White Australians and to populations of the British Isles. Nevertheless 8 “unusual” Gm phenotypes were found and possible sources and interpretations of these are discussed in the context of post war immigration patterns.