Be like Alf Boxall following Blacktracker Mordecai through the mud and thicket of foreign ground as he searched for signs of someone passing by, his head down, eyes quartering the ground. One faint sign was enough for the old one, two confirmation for the white man who followed his steps. Four might be enough for you.
Deposition on Oath by PC John Moss.
‘I searched the clothing, found a railway ticket to Henley Beach, also a bus ticket, a tramway bus ticket. There were cigarettes on the body …. The packet produced (at the inquest) looks like the cigarettes I found. The comb produced (at the inquest) was on the body, also the chewing gum and the metal comb ….. I did not find the slip of paper with the words “Tamam Shud.”‘
Page 40. The Unknown Man.
‘It was later established that the following items were with the stranger: a handerkerchief, a pair of underpants (jockey type), a singlet, a train ticket, a bus ticket, a part packet of chewing gum (Juicy Fruit), two combs, a box of Bryant and Mays matches (quarter full) and an Army Club Cigarette packet, containing seven cigarettes of another brand (Kensitas)
Page 64. The Unknown Man.
‘At some stage Leane gave the property to Professor John Cleland.’
‘I made an examination of the clothing which was on the body of the deceased, and also the contents of the suitcase …. The trousers in the suitcase and those worn by the deceased seem to be of equal length.
Page 79. The Unknown Man.
‘ In examining the clothes, (trousers worn by the deceased)* in a fob pocket …… I found a piece of paper.’
Clothing and contents of SM’s suitcase were taken from the evidence room and given to Professor Cleland. Taken where he could test and experiment with this and that, as was his nature. We have no list of what he wanted.
Moss’s inventory of items found in SM’s pockets differed from those later confirmed by Gerry Feltus.
The items added to Moss’s inventory by GF (underpants and singlet) may have been mixed in with other evidence in the evidence room, other clothes.
The trousers Cleland examined – those worn by the deceased – may also have been mixed up in the evidence room, and belonged to Tibor Kaldor.
Was the Tamam Shud slip hidden in Tibor Kaldor’s fob pocket?