Keane, Harkness and Freeman
Of Keane we know practically nothing, just a Brisbane address and a connection to the Eureka Youth League – a socialist organisation. No friends, no family, no background. A heavily restricted NAA file.
Of Harkness we know practically nothing until after her meeting with Alfred Boxall. She said she trained as a nurse at the RNS hospital but no record has confirmed this.
None of her friends, colleagues or family, excepting daughter Kate and Alfred Boxall, have made themselves available for an interview, despite the many opportunities available over the past 70 years.
Of John Freeman, chemist and owner of the car into which the Rubaiyat was deposited and later found, we knew nothing of him until last year, when Gerry Feltus finally established his identity. Then there are Freeman’s three passengers; we still don’t know anything about them, or their friends and families.