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
Dr Lusby has had a wonderful career not only as an eminent Vascular Surgeon and in his teaching
role at Sydney University’s teaching School at Concord Hospital but also as a Vigneron in the Hunter
Valley where he established Tintilla Estate Wines in the early 1990’s. Now retired from active
surgery, Dr Lusby spends his time in the winery, on several local committees and on several Medical
Boards in Sydney which keep him very active indeed.
Dr Lusby and his wife Mary are both interested in Genealogy and Mary’s forebears were Shortlands,
two of whom arrived with the First Fleet as Father and Son Doctors. Robert’s ancestors were free
settlers who arrived in the early days of settlement and are well documented throughout our