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58 Inside the event that may lead to the identification of ‘Mr Francis’

A NEW film by an Adelaide producer has uncovered evidence about the mysterious nurse at the centre of the 70-year-old mystery of the Somerton Man.

 

‘SM doco premiering at Mercury cinema in Adelaide tomorrow (Thursday 23rd) night. Sold out. Apparently includes interview with Jestyn’s sister and other known characters and witnesses.’

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Paul Lawson – front row left. GF coming down the aisle on the left, fully relaxed.

“One last think I noticed. Look at the way Lawson is dressed. Is it just me or is he wearing the exact same outfit as SM. Tan trousers. brown shoes, black blazer , white shirt and tie with diagonal stripes. Coincidence? taking the piss??”

How thedude47 saw the evening. These are his pics and words.

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“For those struggling with the where’s Wally see DA with his back to the camera in green check jacket in image 2 at the bottom left hand corner along side Rachel with blond hair and pearl necklace. Note the silver haired balding man a few feet to the professors left is former SA attorney general Chris Sumner. This was the best I could do in getting the professor, Rachel and Feltus in the one frame as I knew it would be almost impossible to prove they were all there otherwise.

(pic one) Old mate on the front row with bald head and walking stick was the mate of Jo Thomson who described her as ‘hot and cold” and how George was a bit of an anti social type. Polite but couldn’t wait till he saw you on your way out the door.”

thedude47 again, he should be writing for the newspapers.

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‘The true identity of the mystery man who found the ROK may be revealed within days. Someone has come forward finally. Just some due diligence to do.’

‘The professor had what I believe to be the only jacket he owns. The bottle green check that he strangely matches with a grey light cotton jumper. He has worn this outfit in every public appearance he has made over the last decade. Most embarrassing was that he appeared in the doco in the exact same outfit he wore on the night. His unmistakable balding dome poking out of the green check is his signature look. Clothes by Country Road hair by Jims mowing.

Rachel stunned in a dazzling bright satin patchwork coat that could have been borrowed from the set of Joseph and the amassing technicolour dream coat. It had a classic Asian cut with an exaggerated collar. Could easily have been one of Robins stage costumes. Her hair was perfectly frosted and neatly cut. She accessorised well with a classy double set of pear necklaces. It was their night and they walked the red carpet like Brad and Ang. If you look at the image of Jess holding Robin aged about one its Rachel. The exact same little cherub face and round piercing eyes. I think she has inherited much of Jestyns gene pool. Tiny and petite, eclectic in taste and drawn to be attached to a strong male figure. Well Jess was her maternal grandmother so it stand to reason.

Feltus played it safe in a brown two piece with a white open neck shirt. The standard look for a a 60 to70ish Aussie to wear to anything from an RSL fundraiser to the wood chopping final at the royal show. A few too many frothy’s may have contributed to a larger girth than has been seen previously. He handled himself a s expected with little fuss and fanfare unlike the buzz that surrounded the Rach and the professor.

(fun fact Feltus appears in a local TV commercial for a reclining chair company)

Lawson sat front row centre and wore a black jacket with tan trousers with a white shirt. His tie was a winner teal, navy and blue diagonal stripes.

The postie from the 70s doco that Littlemore interviewed even made an appearance along with the lad who was the last to see SM on the night before, cant recall his name at this second.
It was a who’s who of all the living figures in the SM community.
No Thomsons or Leahys though.’

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‘Jess was a flake according to close friends. She was warm and endearing over some periods of time but could then turn stone cold and barely acknowledge you*. That said any visitors to the Thomson home were for Jess not George (Prosper).’

*echoes of a similar sentiment voiced some years ago in a 60 Minutes interview by her daughter, Kate Thomson.

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‘Other friends note that career wise George started at the top and worked his way down. Initially dealing in cars then “graduating to motor bikes, then push bikes” He finished up just trawling garage sales trading in odd and sods.’

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In the audience: Gerry Feltus, Mr and Mrs Derek Abbott, Paul Lawson (aged 100), one of the strappers who found the body, the shadow SA Attorney General, John Ruffles, Gordon Strapps and thedude747.

Revelations:

Mr Francis has come forward, more to come.

The strapper noticed a tall man wearing a trench coat at the beach on the morning SM was found. The man was walking north, away from the body.*

Prosper ‘George’ Thomson met Jessica when ‘she was on a cliff, ready to jump’.

*The evening before, Olive Neill observed a male person standing at the top of the steps and looking over at the the man on the beach for about five minutes. This man was about fifty years of age, of stocky build, not tall and was wearing a navy suit and a grey hat. 

36 Comments Post a comment
  1. thedude747 #

    Who would have thunk it Pete . You were wrong old boy. Just left the premiere and Feltus was there with bells on. So was the professor with Rachel . Was hoping Feltus and the professor would punch on in the car park.. Old Lawson was there too!!

    August 23, 2018
  2. thedude747 #

    Even Strap the jockey who found old mate was there !!

    August 23, 2018
  3. thedude747 #

    BTW The true identity of the mystery man who found the ROK may be revealed within days. Someone has come forward finally. Just some due diligence to do.

    August 23, 2018
  4. Photos, Dude, who was snapping off bulbs as Feltus walked out arm in arm with DA and Rachel … ?

    August 23, 2018
  5. thedude747 #

    Ive got photos old mate !!

    August 23, 2018
  6. thedude747 #

    No arm in arm. They kept a respectable distance. Rachel looked sexy. Len Brown cancelled last minute but he’s in the doco.

    August 23, 2018
    • Any mention of the witness who remembered a man carrying another man about that time?

      August 23, 2018
  7. thedude747 #

    Nope but Strap reckons he saw a tall mystery man in a trench coat walking along the beach away from the body. Couldn’t understand why the cops never followed up. Brown admits they just thought someone would come forward eventually so I reckon they were phoning it in. The investigation that is.

    August 23, 2018
  8. thedude747 #

    The real “Ronald Francis” or someone who knows his identity came forward yesterday. Feltus will be spewing . Oh and the shadow AG in SA was named after the ROK and he was there too so he’s a lock to ensure by partisan support to dig up old mate. The dude who runs the bookmakers was there too. All on board.

    August 23, 2018
  9. Tomorrow, Dude, I need some beauty sleep after a day in Ballina chasing cheap bottles of Bacardi … and thanks.

    August 23, 2018
  10. thedude747 #

    The dude abides.

    August 23, 2018
  11. Clive #

    Which direction was the trench coat man walking on the beach-North or South?

    August 24, 2018
  12. thedude747 #

    North

    August 24, 2018
  13. Clive #

    Back towards Moseley Street I wonder?

    August 24, 2018
  14. Keep it coming, dude – who was wearing what, was there a bulge under GF’s coat, was there a Q and A and who put the arm on Brownie?

    August 24, 2018
  15. thedude747 #

    The professor had what I believe to be the only jacket he owns. The bottle green check that he strangely matches with a grey light cotton jumper. He has worn this outfit in every public appearance he has made over the last decade. Most embarrassing was that he appeared in the doco in the exact same outfit he wore on the night. His unmistakable balding dome poking out of the green check is his signature look. Clothes by Country Road hair by Jims mowing.

    Rachel stunned in a dazzling bright satin patchwork coat that could have been borrowed from the set of Joseph and the amassing technicolour dream coat. It had a classic Asian cut with an exaggerated collar. Could easily have been one of Robins stage costumes. Her hair was perfectly frosted and neatly cut. She accessorised well with a classy double set of pear necklaces. It was their night and they walked the red carpet like Brad and Ang. If you look at the image of Jess holding Robin aged about one its Rachel. The exact same little cherub face and round piercing eyes. I think she has inherited much of Jestyns gene pool. Tiny and petite, eclectic in taste and drawn to be attached to a strong male figure. Well Jess was her maternal grandmother so it stand to reason.

    Feltus played it safe in a brown two piece with a white open neck shirt. The standard look for a a 60 to70ish Aussie to wear to anything from an RSL fundraiser to the wood chopping final at the royal show. A few too many frothy’s may have contributed to a larger girth than has been seen previously. He handled himself a s expected with little fuss and fanfare unlike the buzz that surrounded the Rach and the professor.

    (fun fact Feltus appears in a local TV commercial for a reclining chair company)

    Lawson sat front row centre and wore a black jacket with tan trousers with a white shirt. His tie was a winner teal, navy and blue diagonal stripes.

    The postie from the 70s doco that Littlemore interviewed even made an appearance along with the lad who was the last to see SM on the night before, cant recall his name at this second.
    It was a who’s who of all the living figures in the SM community.
    No Thomsons or Leahys thought

    August 24, 2018
  16. Dude, who is going to break the Francis news, Abbott or the police?

    August 24, 2018
  17. thedude747 #

    How do I flick you some photos of the night Pete?

    August 24, 2018
  18. thedude747 #

    Wayne groom is in the box eat on that one right now but the cops were there as promised. Quite a few Polies too and the former AG Chris Sumner.

    August 24, 2018
  19. thedude747 #

    Other info. Jess was a flake according to close friends. She was warm and endearing over some periods of time but could then turn stone cold and barely acknowledge you. That said any visitors to the Thomson home were for Jess not George.

    We saw some rarely seen images of Jess in her older years. The widely seen image of the youthful and sassy looking young jess was all most of us had ever seen.The older jess was to be polite a little strange and somewhat frail in appearance. She had rather Mediterranean features and wore large glasses and not a smiling in any of the images we saw. I suspect she may have worn a wig in later years.

    We learned that her childhood was dirt poor. When she came back without her degree and up the duff tensions were high in the Harkness household and soon she was out the door with George ,of for a new life in Adelaide. Makes sense George didn’t want to run into his long suffering ex with new young and pregnant squeeze in tow and life was hell for Jess back home facing single motherhood in a cramped and disapproving household

    Friends weren’t fond of George . He would give you a polite greeting but thats was the end of it. To quote one friend “you got the clear impression that George didn’t want you there’. Other friends note that career wise George started at the top and worked his way down. Initially dealing in cars then “graduating to motor bikes, then push bikes” He finished up just trawling garage sales trading in odd and sods.

    PS Will get you the images Pete as soon as I can , busy arvo for me.

    August 24, 2018
  20. Dude, Feltus never blinks.

    August 24, 2018
  21. thedude747 #

    For those struggling with the where’s Wally see DA with his back to the camera in green check jacket in image 2 at the bottom left hand corner along side Rachel with blond hair and pearl necklace. Note the silver haired balding man a few feet to the professors left is former SA attorney general Chris Sumner. This was the best I could do in getting the professor ,Rachel and Feltus in the one frame as I knew it would be almost impossible to prove they were all there otherwise. Old mate on the front row with bald head and walking stick was the mate of Jo Thomson who described her as ‘hot and cold” and how George was a bit of an anti social type. Polite but couldn’t wait till he saw you on your way out the door.

    August 28, 2018
  22. thedude747 #

    Same photo (image 2) you see Feltus upper frame middle below the green exit sign. This was as close as they got to each other all night. At no time did the exchange words or make eye contact. They appeared to work different sections of the room.

    As a bit of fun the organisers put on 1940s food for supper which consisted of pasties (sans poison) , sausage rolls , egg sandwiches and frosted cup cakes.

    With respect to any readers here who may have been involved in the catering ,the sausage rolls were mediocre and the cup cakes a little stiff.

    August 28, 2018
  23. Clive #

    Well, at least the cupcakes probably weren’t as stiff as SM?

    August 28, 2018
    • How many times do you have to be warned, Clive, that knock on your door tonight? The gun in his hand? Another pun and you’re done, son.

      August 28, 2018
  24. Misca #

    So now we have some person who showed up at a premiere and who supposedly is related to RF and who knows something and might tell us (or them, the premiere people) about who RF might have been…

    I remain forever hopeful for any new information regarding SM. We are here. Waiting.

    I’m not exactly sure why we are having to wait?

    August 30, 2018
    • If he was twenty then he’d be ninety today … I’m looking for someone on a walking frame in dude’s pics.

      August 30, 2018
  25. Byron Deveson #

    Pete,
    no, not 90. Years ago one of the coppers let it slip that the ROK was found by a child playing in the car. So, late 70s. Possibly a child of someone (doctor?) who worked at the crippled children’s home is my bet.

    August 30, 2018
    • Thanks Byron. But a copper letting something slip doesn’t sound too dependable.

      August 30, 2018
  26. thedude747 #

    Dispelling fact from fiction in the Ronald Francis lead.

    Firstly lets be clear on the new “Ronald Francis” lead. As explained previously and please read carefully because some seem to have formed the opinion that Ronald Francis turned up and sung show tunes at the Mercury cinema last week . The bush telegraph is working overtime here.

    A person approached the film makers of the latest documentary with information regarding the the “true identity” of the person handing in of the ROK. Wayne Groom one of the directors announced this at the Premiere and discussed the matter during the audience discussion.

    Wayne advised that they are as we speak going through the due diligence on this. This approach to the film makers occurred some 24 hours prior to the premiere. This person did NOT make themselves known to the wider group at the premiere as some appear to believe.

    Wayne was not specific in regards to wether it was “Ronald Francis” himself or a person close to him such as a son , daughter, friend etc. Was it a son passing on a death bed confession? we do not know right now.

    The film makers have so far done a good job , they know the subject matter as good or better that anyone associated. They have not sought to sensationalise and I am confident they will release the information once they have done their due diligence.

    August 31, 2018
  27. Thanks, Dude, appreciated ….

    August 31, 2018

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