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.
The Royal Oak Hotel is scheduled for demolition early in 2020. The 1813 Stables at the rear of the Hotel where John Andrews sadly committed suicide in 1832 by hanging himself from the stable rail, will remain on the site. Furthermore, I am amazed that the N.S.W. State Government have not considered the following: The Heritage significance detailed by the […]
The Tunks Descendants Association AGM will be held on Wednesday 5th February 2020 at the First Fleeter’s House in Woolloomooloo. If we can all be there at 10am and we start the meeting at 10.30am We will have a morning tea break between the AGM and the 1st Committee Meeting. Would you please bring a plate […]
On Sunday 3rd November members of TDAI and their partners and friends joined a guided tour of Goat Island. Goat Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour, lying to the west of the Harbour Bridge between Balmain and Millers Point. It is a sandstone outcrop and the island covers an area of 5.4 hectares […]