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8. The post-war conspiracy between the United Kingdom and Australia to secretly procure German scientists and technicians – some destined to work in the weapons development industry in Salisbury, a suburb of Adelaide.

‘Britain secretly organised the recruitment and transfer to Australia of scores of leading Nazi scientists and weapons specialists after the second world war, newly declassified Australian government papers disclosed yesterday.

The German scientists sent to Australia under a top secret Anglo-American project codenamed Operation Matchbox included SS and Nazi party members. The leading Nazi-hunting watchdog, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Jerusalem, yesterday demanded an investigation into the recruitments ordered by Britain and the US, and said Australia was a haven for “holocaust perpetrators and mass murderers”.

According to documents obtained by the Sydney Morning Herald, the British government decided within four months of the end of the war to poach “a limited number of German scientists and technicians… on defence research to develop military potential at Germany’s expense.”

Ian Traynor, The Guardian, August 1999.

Some of these men named below agreed to work in America, others in Australia. We have no birthdates and don’t know where and when they died. We don’t know if the Somerton Man is amongst them.

4895
4916

File DEFE 41/38 .. 1 of 3 files.

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.

2. The Wiesenthal list of 22 Lithuanian Nazi collaborators ..

.. who settled in Australia after the war.

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1. An incident at Bonegilla.

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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 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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The Somerton Man’s mtDNA haplogroup ..

From Byron Deveson.

It is interesting that Clive sees a resemblance to SM in the Scots-Irish actor Stephen Boyd (AKA Millar) because SM’s mtDNA haplogroup is present at significant levels in Ireland. See:

https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/mt-dna-h4/about/background

It appears that Scots-Irish were mercenaries in Finland in the 16th Century and that could explain the high incidence of the H4 haplogroup in Finland (and Iceland where it constitutes 9%?).

I am reminded that there was a large “tartan” scarf (shawl?) in SM’s suitcase. From memory the tartan looked like a military or an Irish tartan. Or even a Norwegian tartan. But the pattern is oblong and all genuine tartans appear to be square as a consequence of the weaving method.

Tweeds are often rectangular and SM’s “tartan” scarf appears to be a tweed, not a tartan. Unfortunately tweed patterns and colour were chosen for camouflage (hunting) and this is consistent with the appearance of the scarf/shawl in the black and white press photo.

Tweeds are often dun coloured to fit in with the Scottish landscape. A dark blue and green tweed such as the one from SM’s suitcase would be an exception from my vague memory of such things and this might be an overlooked clue. Dark green and blue suggests deep forest to me and, relying on dim memory, these are not abundant in Scotland or Ireland. I note that some estates had their own tweed pattern and some estates had private forests. The possible US belongings (comb, lighter and coat and chewing gum(?) from memory) bolster the case for SM being American and Scots-Irish DNA is concordant with US East Coast heritage.

I started building a family tree commencing with Robin Thomson’s likely forbears Tarleton Pleasants (1778-1836) and Tabitha nee Crew (1788-1819) but I found so much contradictory information that I gave up.

I started by assembling all the available material, regardless of the contradictions, with the intention of straightening it all out. But, I soon found that the descendants of this couple could not agree as to whom begat whom and when, so I didn’t stand a chance.

I pushed on in the hope that one of the descendant lines would show some connection to Australia, and some do. The Merryman family comes to mind. But, nothing crystallised and I decided that there was more than a thousand hours of research required and only a relatively small chance of success. So, there the Pleasants family tree rests.

Byron Deveson.

Scots-Irish actor Stephen Boyd (AKA Millar)

The Somerton Man

I just noticed that Stephen Boyd has a SM type ear and this is fairly rare. DA’s anatomist friend at the Uni says 1% prevalence, but I have yet to see one after years of furtively gazing at ears. It is a dangerous game – try it (furtively gazing at ears I mean). Byron D

The South Australian Telephone Directory Nov 47

Thomson J E Sister 90a Moseley Glnlg .... X3239

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Why did Detective Sergeant Leane take 51 days to release news of finding the Tamam Shud slip?

Follow the headlines

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PC MOSS’ ONLY NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW TELLS A DIFFERENT STORY.

"Although there was half a packet of cigarettes in one of his pockets, he didn’t have a match on him."

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DNA, mtDNA, genealogy,mass spectroscopy and nuclear related matters. Byron Deveson.

Comments by Byron Deveson and a word from Derek Abbott.

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The Somerton Man and what may have ailed him. Byron Deveson.

One thousand one hundred and sixty words ... all technical.

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25 What was he poisoned with? Cowan, Hicks and Cleland.

Remarks by James Cowan, Professor Sir Stanton Hicks and Coroner Cleland

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WHERE DID HE DIE? Coroner Cleland, Professor Cleland and Professor Stanton Hicks.

Remarks by Coroner Cleland, Professor Cleland, Professor Sir Stanton Hicks, Detective Sergeant Don O'Doherty.

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The question of lividity (and a final twist).

Remarks by Professor Cleland, PC Moss, Gerry Feltus, Dr John Dwyer, Coroner Cleland and Professor Sir Stanton Hicks

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