Immigration: Richard and Charlotte came to Australia in 1837 aboard the Surrey with brother Stephen Tune.
Children: Elizabeth Tune married Alfred Roake 1864?
Richard Tune died in 1850
Adelaide Observer 23rd March 1850: There was an inquest on Wednesday the 20th int, at the " Forest Inn," on the Bay-road, before Wm. Wyatt, Coroner, on the body of Richard Tune, farmer, of Brighton, aged 41 years. Wm. Couditt, labourer, stated that he was employed the previous evening driving a dray with three horses for the deceased. The dray-was loaded with rails secured by a chain and a piece of rope. After leaving the ' Forest Inn," the deceased got up on the dray; witness continued to walk beside the horses, but had not gone above a hundred yards when one of the horses plunged. Witness looked back, and perceived the deceased lying on the road, about three yards behind the dray. Witness stopped the horses and ran to his assistance. He requested to be let lie. Witness was not able to lift him, and called for assistance. Mr Strike the farrier and others came, and they carried deceased to the 'Forest Inn," and placed him on a sofa. The deceased told witness that the wheel went over him, and that his stomach was hurt. He was not quite sober when the accident occurred. Edward Strike, veterinary surgeon, was of opinion, from finding the deceased lying outside on the track, that the wheel had not gone over him. Dr Everard, who examined the body of the deceased, was of the same opinion. He stated there was a slight abrasion n the right side of the deceased, and some of the ribs were fractured, but that might have been occasioned by striking against the wheel and the fall. Witness thought death was occasioned by the rapture of some internal blood-vessels. The jury, returned a verdict of " Accidental death " It is remarkable that the deceased was the immediate neighbour of the late Anthony Bear who was killed In King William-street the previous Saturday
South Australian 22nd March 1850: A coroner's inquest was held on Wednesday, at the Forest Inn, Bay Road, on the body of Richard Tune, farmer, of Glenelg. The deceased was, on the day previous, coming from Adelaide to his farm with a load of posts and rails, and staid for refreshment at the above Hotel, after partaking of which moderately, he proceeded on his journey, and for that purpose climbed on the top of his loaded dray. He scarcely had reached the summit, when he fell to the ground, and on his servant going to raise him up, complained of pain in the back, but said if he let him be he would soon be better. Assistance having been procured, he was conveyed to the Forest Inn, but died in about half an hour. Verdict, accidental death. The deceased was a very old colonist, and universally beloved in the neighbourhood in which he dwelt, for his quiet manner and unaffected but always ready generosity. He has left a wife well provided for, but no children. A singular circumstance attending the case is that he was the next neighbour to Anthony Best, who met I with a somewhat similar accident three days before ; and on the morning of his leaving home, he particularly requested his wife to get all his accounts made up against the evening of the day, a request he was never before known to make.
Adelaide Times 22nd March 1850: Coroner's Inquest—rAn inquest was held on Wednesday last, at the Forest Inn, Bay Road, on the body of Richard Tune, farmer, of Brighton, aged 41, who was killed on the previous day, by a dray running over him. It appears that he was sitting on the top of the dray, which was loaded with rails, and that he was precipitated to the ground by a stumble or plunge of one of the horses. He wheel struck violently against him, or ran over him, fracturing some of the ribs, and inflicting several severe contusions. Dr Everard stated that death was caused by the rupture of a blood-vessel. He died within an hour after the occurrence, Verdict—"Accidental death." Deceased was an old colonist, having emigrated in 1837, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. His charity to deserving objects of benevolence was most liberal. He has left a widow, but no family.
South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal dated 21st March 1850: Another inquest was held yesterday at the Forest Inn, Bay Road, on the body of Richard Tune, bullock driver, who fell off from his dray when in a state of intoxication. Death resulted shortly after he had been removed to the inn, and the kind attendance of Dr Everard, who lived near to the spot was useless. The jury immediately returned a verdict of Accidental Death.
Charlotte Tune, widow, married Stephen Smith 2nd July 1850 in SA.