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GETTING TO THE TRUTH OF THE SOMERTON MAN CASE

There comes a time when the accumulation of doubts leads to a different conclusion, one that allows us to step around the official facade to glimpse what it's hiding.

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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. 

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Believing Alf Boxall

That was no sweet innocent quiet reserved young babe who wrote Verse 70.

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We add to DS Leane’s slow motion investigative record.

Sherlock Holmes he wasn’t.

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 “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.

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The 2022 Somerton Man Success Scoreboard to date ..

A little premature but as far as 2022 is concerned it's so far so good

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Was the state of the Somerton Man’s health a factor in his death?

Someone must have a doctor in the family.

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A closer look at the Somerton Man’s NINE medical conditions.

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.

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Was the Somerton Man seriously unwell?

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.

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DNA searching: a personal experience

My guess is the Somerton Man was estranged from his family as well and left few to no public records. So time is of the essence here… Matthew Kleid

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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.

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Boxall’s memories of Jessica and the meaning of Verse 70

‘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.’

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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.

Bob Forrest.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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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