Littlemore and Boxall – Wordplay.
Stuart Littlemore QC is an Australian barrister and former journalist and television presenter. He created the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s long-running Media Watch program, which he hosted from its inception in 1989 to 1997. (Wikipedia)
Stuart Littlemore was appointed to Queen’s Counsel in 1992. He practises in common law, principally in defamation and specialised areas of criminal law.
When Littlemore prepared himself for the Somerton Man interview he would have looked over Boxall’s war record and seen he had served in the 2/1 Nackeroos before transferring to Georges Head.
And Littlemore, if he didn’t already know, would soon have learnt what the Nackeroos did for their pay while serving in the wilderness of the Kimberleys.
That research would have convinced him that the 2/1 Nackeroos was not an Intelligence unit. Far from it. So he wasn’t talking about them.
If you doubt this logic we have re-placed one word to suit.
‘Mr Boxall, you had been working in an Intelligence unit, hadn’t you? Before you met this young woman?’
‘Did you talk to her, about that, at all?’
‘Was it not done to speak about those things?’
‘Well, it was not done to speak about Intelligence affairs.’
So she couldn’t have known about your involvement with Intelligence?’
‘Not unless someone else told her.’
Littlemore’s questions were linked to Boxall’s suspected service within one of the CSS’s covert units while working as an engineer at the Georges Head Army Water Base. Minutes away from the hotel where he regularly met a ‘young woman’ suspected to have known an unidentified man thought to have been a spy and who was found dead in suspicious circumstances close her Adelaide home.