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The vacant interior of 90A Moseley Street

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 and I had much in common

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 a foot or two away from any of the detectives assigned to watch over the work, though I have little doubt he was included in their conversations, being a gregarious man with a robust sense of humour.

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 shortly before he died I can only say he easily surpassed my pedestrian imaginative powers with his own and his memories of those heady days were as clear as if they had happened yesterday, though even Stuart Littlemore couldn’t fox anything of a confidential nature out of Paul when he interviewed him years later.

And as far as having something in common with Paul, he was a champion grappler and I was an almost champion surfboard rider.

It has to be said, nobody but nobody could have been as incompetent as Detective Sergeant Leane of the South Australian Police.

UPDATED ….

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Some inconsistencies with regard to the Somerton Man’s personal effects.

The challenge here is not to supply an explanation for just one of these inconsistencies, it is to explain them all.

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The Mystery of the Somerton Man’s Barbour’s Thread.

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?

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RACHEL EGAN’S DNA LINKED TO PROSPER THOMSON – Part 2

If one has the DNA test data it is relatively easy to sort out where the connection is provided if it isn’t too deep in the past (say 200+ years), and even then it is possible to find the connection with enough effort. Byron Deveson.

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How and where did the Somerton Man die – and who was he with at the time?

This was not murder disguised as suicide, it was suicide underlined !

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Implications stemming from Rachel Egan’s shared DNA and a word from Dr Carolyn Bilsborow.

It would be one thing to ask someone to move the body of a murdered man, another to dispose of the body of a suicide.

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The 2021 Somerton Man Success Scoreboard

2021 was the year not much happened as far as the Somerton Man Case is concerned, except ..

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Who was the ‘real’ Jessica Harkness?

She lied to his face: a detective with thirty homicide years on the clock,

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Things folks know and things they don’t about the Somerton Man Murder Mystery..

Join the dots.

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Whatever happened to the Somerton Man’s brown knitted pullover?

Fifteen investigative and one coronial failure cannot be the result of incompetence, surely.

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WHAT ALF BOXALL SAID ABOUT JESSICA IN 1978 .. ” even today, I don’t know what the girl’s surname was.”

.. taken from Stuart Littlemore's notes on the (60 Minutes) interview he had with Boxall

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Jestyn: ‘her tremendous courage.’

The four interviews.

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The Somerton Man Investigation – what went wrong.

Fourteen instances

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Stencilling tools and Rubaiyat art

Fact is, we know little about how it all ended for Charles Carl Webb.

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When was the Rubaiyat lost?

Detective Brown is on record as saying Detective Sergeant Leane's filing system was responsible for losing track of the Rubaiyat.

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The part fingerprinter Patrick James Durham wasn’t asked to play in the Somerton Man case.

It's often been said that proof the suitcase and its contents belonged to the Somerton Man hangs by a thread and that's not an exaggeration by any means. But it didn't have to be that way.

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Which of the Thomsons was responsible for Rachel’s DNA?

Family matters ..

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Beyond the grave / The Somerton Man … ABC TV, September 6th. The full transcript.

Over 4 months now since the exhumation and beginnings of his DNA search .. Is there a problem?

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Why Dr Colleen Fitzpatrick chose her words very carefully.

'More recently, links were also found (in Derek Abbott's wife's DNA) to the grandparents of the man that Jo Thomson eventually married.' NYT 22 May 2021 in an article written by Alan Yuhas, influenced by the recent findings of renowned forensic genealogist Dr Colleen Fitzpatrick, pictured.

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12. Instances of false reporting in the early stages of the Somerton Body Case.

We’ve already established through re-reading GF’s book that the commonly accepted and widely published images of both the Freeman Rubaiyat and the torn page were not of the original, meaning the press mocked them up after talking to the police.

We were told in another press report published only days after Freeman handed his Rubaiyat to DS Leane that it was torn from a Rubaiyat published in New Zealand by Whitcombe and Tombs spelt Toombs. The report also included the false image of the Freeman Rubaiyat..

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130270026?searchTerm=phone%20number%20found%20on%20cover%20of%20book

One irresistible implication is that this information was also provided by the police. The other that it is also false – for reasons that have yet to become clear.

The press was in close contact with the investigating police prior to and post inquest as you would expect, particularly after DS Leane let them have a look at the Taman Shud slip and acknowledging his senior administrative background in the police force and the importance of the case, it’s hard to imagine him authorising any release of false information.

Yet he did. Twice.

One mistake is acceptable, two is not. Three makes them all deliberate.

5. Proof the code is an acrostic depends on whose edition of Omar Khayyham’s quatrains you are looking at.

Imagine asking Australia’s foremost post-war decoding unit to determine if a code was an acrostic without providing them with the book it was written on.

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W R G O A B A B D

Meet Clarke Willis Walton (1885-1938), cotton goods manufacturer, small-time amateur printer and well-respected American publisher.

CW Walton

‘Walton published at least 15 small (17.5cmX12cm) numbered limited editions of the Rubaiyat.. For An Omarian Alphabet (cover pictured end of post) he selected 26 quatrains by 24 translators (2 each from Fitzgerald and Thompson) and associated each quatrain with a different letter of the alphabet. To each quatrain he added a caption of the form, A IS for Allah, the Lord of Omar or M IS for Morning, time for youth to rise.’

That’s generally the picture, and if we use Walton’s Omarian Alphabet on the first line of code – this is the result.

W is for wine, Omar well knows. Quatrain LV1

R is for Rose, like a Ruby rare. Quatrain 1X

G is for Garden, that lovely place. Quatrain 1X

O is for Oblivion, cheat it if you can. Quatrain XV1

A is for Allah, the Lord of Omar. Quatrain CLXX

B is for Bahram, a great old sport. Quatrain XX1

A is for Allah, the Lord of Omar. Quatrain CLXX

B is for Bahram, a great old sport. Quatrain XX1

D is for Dowry, love to the bride. Quatrain CLXLV111

Sounds like a semi-religious love chant .. Omar style.

Perhaps the Somerton Man carried a copy of one of these memorable, traceable, numbered rare editions with him, or perhaps one of Walton’s 15 editions of The Rubaiyat, but seeing the police didn’t release an image of the Freeman Rubaiyat, we’ll probably never know.

https://omarkhayyamrubaiyat.wordpress.com/2020/07/14/an-omarian-alphabet/

*An acrostic (verse) is a poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word, message or the alphabet. 

The cover of Walton’s An Omarian Alphabet.

“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 seventy-year old secret of the Somerton code

The simplest of codes.
The letter A.
The position 7.
….. gives number 8

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