Henry Albert Tune
TUNE:  Henry Albert born Greater Grimsby, December Q, 1873 [birth reg Caistor Dec Q 1873
Vol 7a pg 625] son of
George Tune and Lina Mary Watkinson

Marriage: Sydney, NSW, 1912 to Ada Violet MCLEOD nee SHANN, in Sydney in 1912. Ada
had previously been married to George MCLEOD.  Ada had two daughters from her first
marriage:

Alma Violet Georgina McLEOD [1895] Married John Kennedy in 1919 [ref 7394/1919]

Olga Beatrice  MCLEOD [1902]. Married Vincent R Byrne in 1926 [ref 653/1926]

The children of Henry and Ada were:

TUNE: Henry John - born 25th January 1813.  Died 1st January 1990. Does not appear to
have married.

TUNE: Dorothy Violet born about 1915. Married Leslie Edward PHILLIPS, 1939 Newtown.
Died 8th April 2003 aged 88

TUNE: Albert Watkinson born  1918. Married Nancy A Woodward, 1942 Ryde.- Served in
WW2. Died 1st Februay 1986

In October 1902 in a deposition given at the time of brother Thomas' probate hearing, Henry is
listed as a Plumber.  

Sands Directory of 1904 lists Henry as a Bottle Merchant, the owner of Tune's Empire Bottle
Yard in on the west side of Simmons Street, Newtown.
[see more information below] The 1904
PO directory gives the address as Station Street, Newtown. At the time of his death Henry is
listed as a Dealer [could this refer to his bottle yard business?]

The Empire Bottle Exchange:
On 30th June 1903 brothers Henry and John registered the firm of The Empire Bottle
Exchange
, a business involved in the buying and selling of bottles. The address of the
business was 47 Enmore Road Newtown.[Ref Page 435 Packet No.08069 item2/8532

Deaths:
Henry aged 56, died 7th November 1928 by drowning at Port Jackson. His body was found a
week later. Coroners report dated 3rd December 1928 determined this was "probably
accidental". He is buried at Waverley cemetery.

The SMH dated 9th November 1928 reported the following:
SUPPOSED DROWNING AT NIELSEN PARK.
Henry Albert Tune, aged 51of Elizabeth street, City, left his home yesterday morning to go
fishing at Nielson Park. He did not return home last night, and the matter was reported to tho
police. About 4 30 yesterday afternoon a man informed the Vaucluse police that he had seen
some fishing tackle and a parcel on the rocks on the Rose Bay side of Neilsen wharf. The
police visited the spot and found several lines still in the water and some sandwiches wrapped
in a parcel, together with fishing apparatus on the rocks. The fishing tackle and lunch were
identified by Tune's relatives, and a was made of the locality for the missing man last night. He
was not found, and it is now believed that he slipped from the rocks into deep water and was
drowned.

A further story appeared in the SMH on 14th November:
RELIGIOUS TRACTS IN DEAD MAN'S POCKET.
Significant religious tracts were found In the pockets of Henry Albert Tune, 54, of Elizabeth
Street, city, whose dead body was recovered from the harbour yesterday. Tune left his home on
November 7 to go fishing. He did not return. The following day his two sons found his fishing
lines, his untouched lunch, and his coat on a rock at the Rose Bay end of Nielsen Park. A
search of the coat revealed several religious tracts. One was entitled "The Angler's Death Call, or
Swept from his Foothold by the Swirl of the Eddies." On the tract was reproduced a picture of a
man fishing from a rock, and there was a description of how a well experienced sportsman
was swept into a swirling river.

His funeral notice appeared in the SMH dated 14th November 1928:
TUNE.- The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. ADA TUNE and FAMILY, of 506 Elizabeth street, city,
are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of her late dearly loved HUSBAND and their FATHER,
Henry Albert; to leave the Private Mortuary Chapel of Motor Funerals, Limited, 30 City-road, city,
THIS AFTERNOON, at 3 30, for Waverley Cemetery, per motor service.


The following appeared in the Deaths Column dated 15th November 1928.
TUNE- November 7 1928 accidentally drowned at Neilsen Park Henry Albert Tune beloved son
of Mrs L. Papworth and brother of Jack [sic] Sarah and Mabel aged 55 years

His funeral notice appeared in the SMH on Wednesday 14th November:
TUNE.-The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. ADA TUNE and FAMILY, of 506 Elizabeth street, city,
are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of her late dearly loved HUSBAND and their FATHER,
Henry Albert; to leave the Private Mortuary Chapel of Motor Funerals, Limited, 30 City-road, city,
THIS AFTERNOON, at 3 30, for Waverley Cemetery, per motor service. MOTOR FUNERALS
LIMITED, (The All-motor Service), Telephone, M0277. 30 City-road, city.


Ada Violet Tune died 2nd November 1943 reference  29191/1943   
Additional information kindly supplied by Ellani a descendant of  Henry Tune.