Ernest Vivian Drysdale Taiaroa Fail

ID# 212, (28 May 1898 - 2 Nov 1978)
Vivian Taiaroa Fail


Ernest Vivian Drysdale Taiaroa Fail was born on 28 May 1898 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

He got his four names because his parents could not agree which two to give him.
His mother wanted Vivian Taiaroa ( the later after the old Chief at The Heads whose knee she used to sit on.)
His father wanted Ernest Drysdale ( after two of his deceased siblings).
As no comprimose was reached, his father registered all four names.1

He was the son of Fred Valentine Fail and Eliza Ann Clark.

Ernest Vivian Drysdale Taiaroa Fail was also known as Vivian Taiaroa Fail
He liked to be called Viv and used Vivian Taiaroa on all except legal documents.





Ernest Vivian Drysdale Taiaroa Fail was also known as Viv Fail.



In 1917 Viv was listed on the NZ Gazette for passing the Public Servant Examination in Dunedin.2



Ernest Vivian Drysdale Taiaroa Fail married Amy Lilian Austin on 18 Aug 1920 at Presbyterian Church, Riverton, Southland, New Zealand ,

Vivian Taiaroa FAIL
Aged 22, Surveyor, Bachelor
Born: Dunedin
Res: Tua
Parents: Fred Valentine Fail, TimeKeeper & Eliza Ann Fail MS Clark
Amy Lilian AUSTIN
Aged 26, Nurse, Spinster
Born: Melbourne Victoria
Res: Riverton
Parents: Frederick Austin, Tailor & Georgina Austin MS Terry

Witnesses: Georgin Austin, 56 Forbury Rd, Dunedin & Charlie Allan Henderson, Farmer, Riverton.3,4



In 1922 Viv's occupation Surveyor and later a Forest Manager.

On the NZ Government Gazette he is listed as a Surveyor.



Bt 1928 - 1946 Viv
First worked for the Dunedin City Council, then the Public Works Dept and then the Forest Service.
In 1928 he went to Taupo to develop the Tauhara Forest, this was his life's work.
He was a foundation member of the Taupo Golf and Rotary Clubs, and founded the Taupo Masonic Lodge.
He was also a member of the Taupo Road Board from 1938-44 and Chairperson on it from June 1944 - March 1946.
He was also Chairperson of the Taupo Town Board in 1946.



Viv Fail was on the 1940 Directory.

FAIL V, Manager, Taupo.5



Viv died on 2 Nov 1978 at Taupo Hospital, Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand , at age 80 years, 5 months and 5 days.6


Viv was cremated on 3 Nov 1978 at Rotorua Cemetery, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand ,

Vivian Taiaroa FAIL
Cremation
Aged 80 years
DOD: 2/11/1978
DOC: 3/11/1078
Rotorua Cemetery, Sala Street, Plot 1
Ashes Scattered 23 Nov 1978.7



Viv and Amy had 1 child.

Child of Ernest Vivian Drysdale Taiaroa Fail and Amy Lilian Austin

FatherFred Valentine Fail (27 Sep 1872 - 2 Dec 1951)
MotherEliza Ann Clark (2 Feb 1873 - 23 Jul 1951)

Citations

  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1898 NZ Online Database: 1898/11996 - Folio No 3202, June Qtr. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S59] NZSG, NZSG Index., CD-ROM (Auckland, New Zealand: NZSG, 2000-2009), Various NZ Records, NZSG Kiwi Index Vol 1 - NZ Gazette 1917 paged 799
    . Hereinafter cited as NZSG Index.
  3. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  4. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1920 NZ Online Database: 1920/ 9154 - Folio No 9183.
  5. [S12] Directories, NZ PO Directory (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1866 - 1955), Wises 1940 NZPO Directory. Hereinafter cited as NZ PO Directory.
  6. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1978 NZ Online Database: 1978/44595 - DOB 29 May 1898 - Folio No 23637, aged 80.
  7. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Rotorua City Council Online Database: Rotorua Cemetery - Cremation - Ashes Scattered. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.