Descendants group of William Tunks and Sarah Lyons
William (Tonks) Tunks was born in 1754 in England. He was a marine on the Sirius in the First Fleet to Australia in 1788. He had five children with a convict, Sarah Lyons, in Australia between 1792 and 1806. He died on 6 August 1821 in Parramatta, New South Wales, at the age of 67, and was buried in Sydney, NSW.
Sarah Lyons was born in 1763 in England. She was transported to Australia was a convict in 1790. She had five children with William (Tonks) Tunks in Australia between 1792 and 1806. She died on 27 July 1837 in Parramatta, New South Wales, at the age of 74.
We are descendants of William Tunks and Sarah Lyons and the association aims to promote and preserve their history and legacy.
Dead Central – Tour for Tunks Group. 11 am , 10 September 2019 William Tunks was buried in the Devonshire Street Cemetery in 1821. This is a chance for his descendants to learn more about the history of this cemetery. A vast cemetery once sprawled across the land bound by Sydney’s Elizabeth, Pitt and Devonshire […]
PRESIDENT’S REPORT 19TH MAY 2019 AGM – Alan GeorgeWelcome to all our Committee Members, Association members and visitors who have joined us for our Annual General Meeting and Picnic Day, here at the Gore Hill oval which is part of the Gore Hill park re-development. Willoughby City Council through Glascott Landscape & Civil have done […]
Professor Robert Lusby has graciously accepted our invitation as our new Patron of the Tunks Descendants Association Incorporated. Vascular surgeon-turned-vigneron, Professor Robert Lusby has been recognised for his significant service to medicine and medical education and research in the form of an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) Dr Lusby has had a wonderful […]