Correspondence with Gerry Feltus
Gerry Feltus isn’t the sort of man who would take kindly to someone betraying his confidence, in this case information he disclosed to me in the early days of writing The Bookmaker from Rabaul. However, on re-reading some of his emails I thought some of their content might assist anyone interested in sorting the Somerton Man wheat from the chaff.
Why did Cleland say he had a problem finding the Tamam Shud slip the second time he searched for it?
In actual fact Cleland was saying that he had difficulty finding the TS paper the second time in the ‘fob pocket’ because it was rolled up tightly in a cylinder and was difficult to locate and produce in court.
What is the truth behind Detective Brown’s quote that stated ‘On the back cover of the Rubaiyat were a number of phone numbers?’
This part quote of Detective Brown’s was taken from a lecture he gave to a training exercise for ‘young and budding journalists very, very late in his career.’ Brown never mentioned to me (Feltus) that there were ‘a number of phone numbers.’
What happened to Detective O’Doherty’s 1959 report of a witness seeing a man carrying another man on his shoulders along the Somerton beach shore at about 10pm on the evening prior to the body being found?
Det Don O’Doherty kept a copy of his report which was forwarded to the O/C of the Adelaide CIB. Neither Feltus or O’Doherty knew who it was eventually allocated to. The witness never received a follow-up from the police.
… “ and I hope you find the truth.”
Dear Det. Feltus
Please send me your email address so that I can send your 2 pictures plus some details of Charles Herbert Allsopp who we believe was the Somerton Man. All the characteristics, age, etc define our grandfather.
David, this is where you can go if you want to get in touch with GF, though I’m not sure he keeps in touch these days.
I would like to get in contact with a Julie Feltus, I strongly suspect the daughter of Gerry Feltus. Please forward my details in the hope that Julie may contact me.
Suspect her of what ?
HI I CAME ACROSS SOME GOOD CLUES. HAVENT READ IF HE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED SO I FIGURE ITS WORTH LETTING YOU KNOW.. Thanks, Lindsay
Don’t be shy, Lindsay, show us what you got.
Conversation with you in 2012 re: Dominic Pierre at the museum Looking like an interesting outcome.
Gerry’s not here right now, Richard, so what’s happening, re Dominic Pierre?