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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.
“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.
A little premature but as far as 2022 is concerned it's so far so good
‘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.’
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.
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.
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.
This was not murder disguised as suicide, it was suicide underlined !
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
Over 4 months now since the exhumation and beginnings of his DNA search .. Is there a problem?
Why did the police re-interview Harkness in 1982, and why isn't anybody talking about it?
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:
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.
"Although there was half a packet of cigarettes in one of his pockets, he didn’t have a match on him."
Comments by Byron Deveson and a word from Derek Abbott.
One thousand one hundred and sixty words ... all technical.