William Tunks Wikitree

Wikitree

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WikiTree, a free, shared social-networking genealogy website, allows users individually to research and to contribute to their own personal family trees while building and collaborating on a singular worldwide family tree within the same system. The WikiTree site emphasises the building of a shared, worldwide family tree. Members do not maintain individual trees, but instead […]

2020 AGM - Tunks Descendants Association Inc

New Committee Members 2020 – TDAI

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At the AGM we thanked the previous committee for the great work they did during 2019, in particular Alan and Lorraine George who are not standing for re-elction.   Alan has served for two years as president of the TDAI committee and we thank him very much for the work and time he put into […]

2020 AGM - Tunks Descendants Association Inc

TDAI President’s Report – AGM 2020

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TDAI held its AGM, at First Fleeter’s House on 5 February, 2020. Thank you to all those who attended. A huge thank you to our retiring President Alan George who gave his last President’s report. President’s Report Welcome to all our Committee Members, Association members and visitors who have joined us for our Annual General […]

Royal Oaks Hotel, Parramatta

Royal Oaks Hotel Update

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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 […]

TDAI AGM 2019-2020

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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 […]

Goat Island Tour

Goat Island Tour

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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 […]

Naming Conventions

Naming Conventions

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Many cultures believe in honouring family members by naming children after their elders. These naming conventions may come in handy when identifying potential members of your ancestor’s immediate family. However, remember that not all parents followed these conventions precisely. They could always choose other people to honour such as close friends. Below is a common […]

Dead Central Exhibition

TDAI Tour Dead Central Exhibition

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21 TDAI Members attended a Guided Tour of the State Library and the Mitchell Library Wing on Tuesday 10 September.  The facilities available for research are fantastic and the sheer majesty and historical significance of the Mitchell Wing, truly outstanding. The information provided by the volunteer guides was excellent and gave us all an appreciation […]

Alan George

2018 TDAI President’s Report

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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 […]

Prof Robert Lusby

New Patron of TDAI

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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 […]