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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, 16 August 2018

SOMERTON MAN: MR. TOM KEANE OF HAMILTON


TOM KEANE


With many thanks to the good people at the Ansett Museum in Hamilton, Victoria. They very kindly carried out some valuable research and found this newspaper article on Mr. Keane including his photo. I can seriously recommend the Museum and its staff to anyone needing to fill out their knowledge on the Ansett Bus and Airline business.

Clive has also been busy and he was able to uncover some more facts on Mr. Keane. It seems he worked extraordinarily hard through the war years and kept his fleet of 30 buses up to scratch and always running. A good man and a valued member of his community. Following the war, Tom took up a teaching position at the local technical college and again acquitted himself with distinction.

We have almost run our course with this lead and I wanted to especially thank Clive for his ongoing input and also special thanks to Misca, it was her efforts that gave us Mr. Keanes original information on his place and date of birth, St Peters, Marrickville, and where he lived, Union Street Marrickville.

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