Vivien Noela Collins

6 November 1931–22 September 2006 (Age 74)
Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand

The Life of Vivien Noela

When Vivien Noela Collins was born on 6 November 1931, in Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand, her father, Joseph Patrick Collins, was 37 and her mother, Thelma Melvena Kate Redward, was 31. She married George Alfred Smith on 16 April 1960, in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 22 September 2006, in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, at the age of 74, and was buried in Taranaki, New Zealand.

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George Alfred Smith
Vivien Noela Collins
Marriage: 16 April 1960
Andrew George SMITH

Spouse and Children

16 April 1960
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand


    Andrew George SMITH


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World Events (8)


Age 8

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.
1943 · Eleanor Roosevelt Visits During War

Age 12

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt visited New Zealand during the calmer years of World War II in the Pacific. It was the first time that a first lady of the United States had visited the country alone without their husband. 

Age 20

Anzus Pacific security treaty signed between New Zealand, Australia and U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coileáin and Mac Coileáin ( see Cullen 1).2 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Col(l)in, a pet form of Coll , itself a short form of Nicholas .3 Americanized form of French Colin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: vivien noela collins - Government record: female

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