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National Trust SA Introduces The Somerton Man Walking Tour

The final part of this tour requires some agility of mind and steadfastness of purpose.

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Exhumation of the Somerton Man. We fact check a very reticent Derek Abbott’s interview with Michael Mclaren together with other related matters. Updated as it happens.

They say it, we print it.

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Follow the suitcase

This may not be easy for some.

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Alfred the Innocent

Boxall: a participator, not a player.

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Senior govt. analyst Cowan’s unidentifiable black powder

How it relates

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Order from disorder.

Every seventh letter is an A

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He was poisoned .. no?

.. there is some argument against

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5 Minutes

"there was a man up on top of the road."

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One book, one piece of paper.

Two men

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How did he get her phone number?

If it was SM who wrote X 3239 on the back of the Rubaiyat he could have learned of it any time after July 1947 by looking in the Adelaide phone directory.
But he would have to have known what to look for if he wanted to find Jessica Harkness.

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“In 2002 I had a lengthy conversation with Jessica Harkness.”

Why did the police re-interview Harkness in 1982, and why isn't anybody talking about it?

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The tamam Shud Code: what they said

Seventy two years on

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The three Tibor Kaldors

There was no other way out.

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4 – The problem we are having ..

is why aren’t you claiming to have broken the code?

بگذار دیگران صحبت کنند

2 – “I’ll run the numbers.” Nick Pelling.

He did, we got 133:1.

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1 – A definable pattern in the Tamam Shud code






Every line consists of an odd number of letters.

Line 1 – 9
Line 2 – 11
Line 3 – 11
Line 4 – 13

M R G  O A B  A B D

M T B  I M P  A N E T P

M L I  A B O  A I A Q C

I T T  M T S  A M S T G A B

In every line consisting of over seven letters, the seventh letter is an A.

It’s as plain as day.


My work is done here …

Rubaiyat mnemonics … some untested ground

Quatrains and languages

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Malay / English version of the Rubaiyat

Sha’ir Omar Khayyam.

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Verse 70, the Rubaiyat Code ..

and languages using a common alphabet.

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