The Somerton Man Case appeared to be nothing more than the unexplained death of an unknown man found on a beach near the small coastal town of Glenelg in South Australia.
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Includes the names of Germans involved in Chemical and Biological research and who were considered suitable for post-war employment.
Post WW2 there were two distinct categories of German Nazis who settled in Australia, one being war criminals, the other scientists and technicians.
Updates 1 & 2 … Is the Somerton Man’s identity and occupation still too politically harmful to be made known?
The political ramifications would have been catastrophic for both Ben Chifley and his federal Labor government if news of the secret Anglo Australian Project was made public, particularly as thousands of Australians had died in Europe fighting the Nazis.
Sherlock Holmes he wasn’t.
“If the (Somerton Man’s) body had been taken to the place where it was found, the difficulties disappear.”
Coroner Cleland invites speculation as early as 1949.
A little premature but as far as 2022 is concerned it's so far so good
Someone must have a doctor in the family.
As a personal note, my medical qualifications only extend to the ability to Google various medical words and phrases, find what I'm looking for then cut and paste it here.
Some of TSM’s medical conditions appear (to the layman’s eye) to be interrelated, but there is little doubt he needed medical assistance.
The discrepancies between the effects of Glycoside poisoning and the condition Dwyer found the Somerton Man to be in may have indicated he was not only seriously unwell but in need of regular medical assistance prior to his sudden and unexpected death.
In 2015 Professor Derek Abbott made an audio video presentation of the Somerton Man Case so full of mis-representations and errors of fact it had to be challenged.
Updated 22 February 2022 .. Derek Abbott's view that TSM may have died from positional asphyxia challenged.
... using known samples of her handwriting.
‘She was a very quiet sort of girl ..’
Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before
‘She was very young, she was very young, .. ‘
I swore – but was I sober when I swore?
‘..she was just a young girl.’
And then and then came Spring,
‘.. she would be a very reserved young woman.’
and Rose-in hand
‘.. very quiet sort of girl ..’
My thread-bare Penitence apieces tore.
‘.. and even today, I don’t know what the girl’s surname was.’
Littlemore: ‘That’s funny isn’t it, because she knew yours.’
The meaning (of V70) is clear enough: The writer intended to mend his ways often enough, but never quite made it! The Spring and the Rose are here symbols of the attraction back to his old ways.
Boxall’s responses lifted from Stuart Littlemore’s interview notes.
The incongruity evidenced above might lead to the conclusion that the inscription was not written by the same very young, quiet and reserved woman Alf Boxall remembered.
Some think the Somerton Man died in this house then was transported to the beach. Perhaps the pasty he was found to have eaten was warmed over in the oven pictured in the kitchen, it looks old enough. Perhaps he walked down the hallway, sat on a couch in the living room, ate the pasty, died and was later carried out the front door.
Take the tour.
1 bedroom. 1 bathroom. 0 parking. Land size 721 m2
Images lifted from a 2011 realestate.com.au listing
Paul Lawson never spoke to Jessica Harkness, never met Alf Boxall and was not privy to the investigation in any way other than what he may have overheard while working on a seriously corrupt, long dead and embalmed body in the morgue, though I suspect the stink of the body’s decomposition and the accompanying stench on Lawson’s clothes and hands would have kept him distant from any of the detectives assigned to watch over the work.
Unsurprisingly he became fascinated with the case and eventually settled on a pet theory that had Harkness and Boxall involved in an Intelligence operation while both were working in Sydney.
There is no evidence to support Lawson’s hypothesis just as there is no evidence to suggest Jessica Harkness was ever a member of the Communist Party.
After having had a few conversations with Paul before he died I can only say my pedestrian imaginative powers were easily surpassed by his.
And as far as having something in common with Paul, he was a champion grappler and I was an almost champion surfboard rider.
Why would Brown ask someone to match the TS slip and torn page when Feltus was told they fitted each other perfectly?
First hand accounts will always outweigh hearsay.
If Leane didn’t present the Barbour’s thread as one of SM’s tools and didn’t know he used it to repair his clothing, why did he have it photographed?
Continuing on the Barbour’s Waxed Thread theme.
The challenge here is not to supply an explanation for just one of these inconsistencies, it is to explain them all.
Was the thread photographed because it was thought to have been used in conjunction with the tools or was it done to identify the Somerton Man as someone who used that particular thread to repair his clothing?