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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.

Monday, 23 October 2017



Situated in the Riverland of South Australia, Loveday Camp was home to internees and POWs. during and after WW2.

Civilians of Japanese, German and Italian origin and who lived in Australia were held there as well as German Civilians who were arrested in Iran and others who were transferred from Tatura, more detail on that in earlier posts on Internment camps and their association with the Somerton Man case.

In what can only be described as a stunning piece of information, when Clive last visited Mr. Paul Lawson just over a week ago and after had asked him a series of questions, Paul said 'Now I have a question for you, About the micro-writing, I want this put right, it was Loveday and not the CIB who found/did it (the miniature writing.)'

Clive stresses that Paul's statement was entirely spontaneous and he was not asked or prompted in any way.
Major Woolrych of SOE, an example of an agents
micro written flimsy.

In that one sentence, the last remaining man who was deeply involved in the case has confirmed that micro writing was found. Given its significance, Clive and I discussed the matter at length and Clive even contacted Paul again and had his statement re-affirmed and also confirmed that it was Loveday camp and not a person of that name.(For the record, there was a well known British intelligence operative in Singapore and Malaysia during WW2 by the name of John Loveday)

We have consistently shown on this blog that the use of microcode hidden in normal writing was described in an SOE manual dated 1943, that there are examples of micro-writing in the British Military Intelligence Museum, we have shown it in the Hay Banknotes, we have shown it in the code page and in Jestyn's verse 70, it has been shown to be present in the letter Q and the letter T and others of the code page as well as in the so-called 'crossed lines' and 'crossed out' line, we have even replicated the exact way in which it was done.

We now have three people directly associated with the case that have confirmed the presence of micro-writing, those who follow this blog will recall that Detective Brown in an interview with Professor Abbott stated that Jestyn's phone number was found on the back of the book and it had been written in 'tiny handwriting', Gerry Feltus saying 'I see what you see but I have no explanation for thee..' and now Paul Lawson's statement.

The presence of microcode has been well and truly proven. It is an established fact.

Where to from here? The investigations by this blog and by others can now focus clearly on Loveday camp and the internees who were held there. My instincts tell me that there are two good places to start, the Red Book of internee interrogations of those German civilians captured in Iran and those Internees who were transferred from Tatura to Loveday.

This is a real, evidence-based challenge for you my friend. Are you up to it?


  1. Well, my friend, whilst your information was no doubt the result of diligent research, it is no more than that. Time for some serious investigation.

    I recall a recent discussion on the differences between research and investigation, the conversation ran along the lines of having a sailboat, for the sake of the chat, a 36 foot Beneteau, in the midst of an ocean with wonderous sails and steering gear to match the best. So here you are in an ocean of said researched information and the sails filled with disparate sets of factual information only to find you have no compass on board so you travel whichever way the sails dictate. Directionless.

    Let the evidence and the subsequent investigation of that evidence be your compass and your charts.

    The evidence once more points firmly in the direction of internment camps, does it not also suggest the involvement of an agency familiar with the use of clandestine communications, specifically that of microcode hidden within written letters? The trail leads to Australian Intelligence and quite possibly all the way back to Hay and the production of highly detailed banknotes which also contained micro written characters, said banknotes being hurriedly confiscated along with the plates that created them. The designer, George Adams, as later was, was soon to be released and sent on his way via the Panama Canal back to the UK. A most unusual route for an ex-internee to have taken given the US insistence that no one with such a background should pass anywhere near their borders most especially the Panama.

    A suggestion would be that you focus your search efforts on Intelligence personnel who may have served in Hay and/or Tatura before ending up at Loveday and maybe even into the ranks of an embryonic ASIO outfit.

    A name or two is to be found within this document:

  2. Someone should tell the young bloke on the other blog that Adelaide Pie carts have been in existence for around 130 years. Work it out young John Sanders. You can find proof here:

    He needs to learn to dig, Ann's Pantry was still in action in those days, try 15 Moseley Street. There's an address that might light up even a dulled brain.

    I don't think he's ever even been to Adelaide, all mouth and no breeches methinks a lot like his 'boss'

  3. Good thoughts, I don't normally post adverse comments about others here but on this occasion, I think it's appropriate. Neither Nick or JS show any detailed knowledge of Australia and in particular Adelaide. Perhaps 'Milongal' another anonymous commenter, could educate them but I'm not holding my breath.

    On the anonymous posting, I have always had issues with that and with those who post under fictitious names, all too easy for them to make inflammatory comments and then duck and run and change their name, in fact, Milongal openly admitted that that's exactly what he or she had done in the past. As a result, their credibility is around zero and deservedly so. You might have noted that whilst I invited John Sanders to answer a few questions about himself, he ran a mile. Cowardly? Yes I think so. Wouldn't it be interesting if one of their IP addresses were to be traced? Hmm, maybe one already has, who knows.