Chris Tyrrell, CEO of Tyrrell’s Wines, is now the President of the Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association (HVWTA). He follows in the footsteps of his father, Bruce and grandfather Murray, both former Presidents of the Association.
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Australian Grape & Wine honours Di Davidson AM and Bruce Tyrrell AM as Life Members of the Australian Wine Industry.
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.
University of Divinity Chancellor Dr Graeme Blackman AO announced on 8 September 2023 that Professor Peter Sherlock [E.4.1a.6b.5c.1d.2e] will step down as Vice-Chancellor in March 2024 after 12 years leading the University of Divinity.
Quietly but deliberately, six weeks ago family patriarch Bruce Tyrrell [E.2.4a.10b.1c.2d] called aside son Chris [E.2.4a.10b.1c.2d.3e] and told him it was time to take the reins of what is the second-oldest continuously operated family winery in Australia.
Looking through the results of a DNA database, Amelia Lewis [E.2.6a.4b.2c.1d.2e.2f] was confused to see a “self” or “twin” living in the United States. After contacting her genetic doppelganger, she was amazed to discover the woman who saved her life.
Garth Hungerford (the son of our past patron, the Hon Barrie Hungerford) is a vital member of the Wagga community as a health advocate and advisor.
He was recently honoured with the Volunteer of the Year award at the 24th Annual NSW Health Awards.
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.”
Nick Dunlop [E.2.4a.9b.1c.3d.1e.1f] is the cox of the Australian Rowing Team for the U23 Women’s Coxed Four. They have just become World champions and in a new World’s Best time.
Our Patron, the Honourable Barrie Hungerford QC, [E.9.3a.4b.1c] passed away on 26 July 2022.
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
This article was written by our founder Ron Prentice more than 20 years ago, but it contains good reminders for us about how we view
Much has been written both about and by Ron Prentice. He led an extraordinary life and had a passion for all things “Hungerford”, leading to the founding of The Hungerford & Associated Families Society.
TAG Hungerford, was a celebrated author of Australian novels, short stories and plays. He was always witty, direct and opinionated.
Melville Cooper Newth was born at Manly, NSW, late on 3 August 1914. The guns were firing at the heads of Port Jackson, and a few hours later World War I broke out. His parents commented that he must have been one of the causes of the Great War!
Ron Prentice was the driving force behind the foundation of HAFS. In September 1990, he gathered together about 20 descendants and researchers of the Hungerford family at his home in Mosman, leading to the creation of the Society.