Charles James Tunks - Papers
- MS-431 (Reference Number)
- 67/16 (Registration Number)
Tunks, Charles James. Papers, 1893 - 1967. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-431.
- Charles James Tunks, MBE, Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public. Tunks was born 9 September 1867 at Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. He was educated at Tauranga District School, and Auckland College and Grammar School. In 1886 he became articled to Samuel Jackson, senior partner of Jackson & Russell. Admitted Barrister and solicitor, 1891.
- Tunks was a Knight of Grace of the Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem, England. He served as Vice-President Auckland Centre of St. John's Ambulance Association and Chairman of General and Executive Committees. He was Commissioner Auckland District of St. John's Ambulance Association. Director of the YMCA, President (1919 - 1925), and past president 1913 and 1929. A Foundation Member and Chairman of Diocesan High School for Girls, founded in 1903. Auckland Chancellor of Diocese of Auckland, and member of both the General and Diocesan Synods. He was a member of the Anglican Orphan Home Trust Board, Papatoetoe. A member of the Committee of the Auckland Patriotic and War Relief Association. A member of the Joint Committee of the New Zealand Red Cross and Order of St. John, Auckland Centre.
- He married first Amy Rose Howard and had two sons and four daughters, and second Alice Louisa Glasson and had one daughter.
Images and documents
The development of the Auckland War Memorial Museum online collection is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.