10 Ballet dancers, suntanned to the groin
The Somerton Man was said to have had signs of a previous season’s suntan on his legs and thighs but not his upper body, consistent with someone who wore a shirt to the beach.
The pics below are of a couple of (Ballets Russes) dancers frolicking on Bungan Beach* in the thirties … far too early for our man, but old habits die hard.
Lifted from here:
*Bungan Beach is on Sydney’s northern peninsula. What these balleteers didn’t know was that a nice little right-hander broke down the side of the southern headland. Rockpools.
Below is Oscar, an old friend lucky on the day. Pic by his brother Bruce Usher.