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The Somerton Man Case. The body of a man found on an Australian beach close to a major Atomic Testing ground, he was probably poisoned, a copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and an unbroken Code page found and associated to him. Set against a Cold War background in 1948, was this man a spy? We think so and this blog focuses on the evidence that was left behind and in some cases missed, the Code page, Dry Cleaning numbers, A Poem and a small, torn piece of paper bearing the words TAMAM SHUD.

Thursday, 6 October 2016



With Grateful Thanks To Michael-Vort Ronald
for making available the high-resolution images for these notes. 

What you will see is an extraordinarily fine almost whispy microcode, it has been handwritten into each letter of each signature on each note, and there were 6000 of them. It was an incredible privilege to see this writing that has never been viewed for at least 70 years. There are exceptions, of course, the men that did this work would have known all about it and I think that it's amazing. :)

This is exactly the technique used by Jestyn and Alf Boxall in the handwritten Verse 70 of the ROK that Jestyn handed to Alf in August 1945. Where did they learn this technique? This same approach is used on the code page, who wrote that? Whoever it was, knew the method used by the Camp 7 Internees, the Dunera Boys.

Please bear in mind that all of these images are quite old and fading of the inks is evident, what's been done is the best I can do with limited equipment. I have done a number of upgrades to the hardware andit still needs more but that will come soon as will improved software.

There's a lot more that could be said on the Hay images but I think we'll let the ones below do the talking. They are close up images of all three values of the Hay Internment Camp banknotes. The details of the micro code are so extremely fine that they almost defy description, there will be an update to this post and follow up posts will be incorporated into the ongoing Tibor Kaldor series.:

If you look carefully at the image above, you will notice that even the serial  number and the preceding letter C, also contains microcode.

Every letter in every signature has been treated in exactly the same way:

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