As a fourth-generation winemaker, Tyrrell first joined his family’s business full time in 1974 and has been a key industry figure ever since. Established in 1858, Tyrrell’s has the joint honour of being Australia’s second oldest continually owned and operated family winery. In 2006, Tyrrell was recognised for his contribution to the Australian wine community with an Order of Australia Medal. His contributions have included improving grape quality, research, tourism, and export opportunities. In 2009, he was named a Hunter Valley Living Legend at the Hunter Valley Wine Industry Awards.
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In the mid-1800s, my great-great grandparents William Augustus Hungerford and Caroline Langstaff lived at Nundle, near where they held the lease for Barry Station, which …
For Oscar, a country kid from Yass, NSW, who went to Shore on Sydney Harbour, a life back on the farm after graduating school in 2002 just wasn’t for him.
Instead, a five year degree in Business and Law at the University of Technology Sydney was where he wanted to be, although he admits at 18 years of age you don’t really know what you want to do.
Recently our American cousins put out a request for additional information about a painting of Sir Walter Hungerford that had been spotted in a Christie’s auction catalogue. The question was:
“Question for Lesley Abrahams or other heraldic experts. See the photos of the pertinent pages of a 2012 auction below. I see the Hungerford shield and scythes. I am aware that at least one English Hungerford was a falconer (but I can’t remember the name on the print I saw somewhere). Anyone know who this man may be? He is no doubt a Hungerford.”
Over the last twelve months, our cousin and HAFS member Philippa Shelley-Jones [E.2.3a.6b.5c.2d.1e] has been writing about secrets which emerged about her great-great-grandfather Garland. She …