TDAI AGM 2019-2020

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 …

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Goat Island Tour

Goat Island Tour

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 …

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Naming Conventions

Naming Conventions

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 …

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Prof Robert Lusby

New Patron of TDAI

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 …

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Thank you to our TDAI Members

THANK YOU – The committee would like to thank members for renewing their memberships for 2019 and for their generous donations. Historic Tunks Family gravesite maintenance and restorations Placing of Historical plaques Tunks Descendants Website Friends of St Johns Cemetery Trust Friends of Gore Hill Cemetery Trust Ancestry Membership and Family Tree Research Production and …

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Tunks Monument East

Tunks Monument Repairs

Tunks Monument Repair Ken Tunks Tunks Monument Repair West Tunks Monument Repair North At the recent Tunks Descendant’s Association picnic, Ken Tunks unveiled the newly restored Tunks Monument at St John’s Cemetery in Parramatta.  Ken has worked tirelessly to navigate the heritage laws to enable us to get permission to undertake this work.  To show …

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Richard Chalmers

Life Membership Award

Congratulations and a huge THANK YOU to Richard Chalmers who was awarded Life Membership of the Tunks Descendants Association last Sunday. Richard’s father, Len Chalmers was one of four founding members of the Tunks Descendants Association.Richard has been a member since 1981 and has held the office of President and Tunks Talk EditorHe has been Secretary …

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