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Searching for Carl Charles Webb

Everybody’s at it. His family tree is being dismembered, laid out and examined for anything that may lead to a sign he existed other than his signature on a wedding certificate found and paid for by Dome who I’m almost sure won’t mind me using it  … being such good mates as we are.

And that’s it so far. Never mind the dozens of Webb family members near and far because none of them has popped up with a pic of him as a man, a boy, baby or small child. Abbott hasn’t anything to offer, yet, and Dome is busy fielding a slew of new commentators, some of whom haven’t done much homework: for instance.

PB .. I would as well be interested in links to the Rubaiyat as a suicide handbook. It certainly is not well known as such, because if it was well known, it would be ah well…known. I need to know more on this, and if it is not forthcoming, it is worthy of being ignored. 

That’s from Matt. He should try GOOGLE sometimes, maybe get lucky and score a hit on a Rubiyat themed painting by Elihu Vedder he called The Suicide.

Then there’s this from the same fellow:

‘The murder allegations were made by the investigating coroners who examined the body at the time of death. They said he was poisoned. End of statement.’

Investigating coroners? Examining the body at the time of death? They said he was poisoned?

Matt, matey  .. how can someone be so wrong in just fifteen words. Trouble is, nobody over at Domes is bothered to put old Matt right, maybe suggest he read the inquest papers and buy a second hand copy of GF’s book, and good luck with that.

All of a sudden we’ve got all these new faces onboard and without being rude, they haven’t got a bloody notion. One particularly disappointing comment on DA’s facebook site has the phone number written on the Tamam Shud slip.


Bute is not a big town, only having about 450 residents in the 2016 census so I’m figuring when Webb’s wife Dorothy arrived there in 1947 the place might have been a little on the dusty side. Looking at the town’s website today and you will find six suggestions as to what to do when you visit. So hold onto your hat.

Stop the car and stroll around this lovely old town.

Visit the “Fauna Park“.

Picnic in the town square.

View local history.

Stroll through the streets and see the buildings.

Eat at the pub.

Stay overnight if you wish (at the caravan park)

Bute Railway Terrace

So, if like me you’re asking yourself why after six years of marriage the recently deserted and childless wife of Carl Webb left home and headed for Bute then one answer might be that she was familiar with the territory in some way.

So, there you go Matt, try researching for a Robertson family in Bute back in the forties, you might get lucky.

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