Somerton Man – Death on the Beach – Tamam Shud

By Alan Hamill

Who is The Somerton Man? Why was he in Adelaide? What was TAMAM SHUD? What happened on Somerton Beach?

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We search for any of the clues or other factors that surround the “Unknown Man” saga played out in Somerton (Adelaide, South Australia) in the later part of the 1940’s. There’s more twists and turns than you would imagine!

What is the definitive reason for the message “Tamam Shud”? Was it really the end? Yes it was! But only for a couple of years!

Does this search also involve going back in time to places both local and overseas? Yes it will!

And could it boil over to other occurrences, so far seemingly unrelated? Absolutely!

Is the deciphered code detailed in the post Just letters? Nope! They’re a message! (#4) correct? It is lengthy but makes sense.

 

Eyes A    To backtrack and brush up on what this case is about, go to Wikipedia here

 

Somerton, Code, Tamam, Shud, Jestyn, Thomson

The gravesite of the “unknown man” found on Somerton Beach on December 1st 1948.

 

Photo of deceased

Was this man lost to love and suicide, or was he someone involved in something more sinister?

 

Everything in his pockets was relevant to who he was and why he was where he was!

 

Posts:-

on somerton beach    Aaghaz 1946 – Tamam 1948 (#1) ……… click here

   A foggy day in Old London Town (#2) ………. click here

Quatrian 23 page       Hidden in plain sight (#3) ………. click here

The Code no text   Just letters? Nope! They’re a message! (#4) ………. click here

2 body a   Care for a walk on the beach dear? (#5) :- click ………. here

ZAP   Imagine, one day we’ll use power from the sun! (#6) :- ………. click here

Fingerprints A    The Hands of a Sous Chef! (#7) :- ………….click here

finger length a It’s not a mental thing! (#8) :- ………….click here

Lipstick A   Is that lipstick on your collar Chuck? No, it’s all my blood! (#9) :- ………. click here 

   Your 7 year old son’s a child prodigy Mrs Webb. (#10) :-  ………. click soon.

Works in progress!

Hamilton 1 How’s the tranquility? (#?) :- click ……….

303 A   OPERATION BALAK! (#?) :- click ……….

Wales 1   How was your trip to Rhydymwyn? (#?) :- click ……….

AmerFlag 1   Telegram: FROM HOUSEKEEPER MAUD stop DON’T ASK US AGAIN stop. (#?) :- click ……….

goat a   A Goat on a 10′ rope. (#?) :- click ………

Letter T   Don’t lock in any particular Keanes just yet! (#?) :- click ……….

Thomas C    H C Reynolds was a local. (#?) :- click ……….

Dr Dwyer A    You’re a loose cannon Dwyer!  Lt Col (Dr) Matthew John (Barb) Dwyer ME. (#?) :- click ……….

Horse A    So, Cleland and Bickford run the SAJC! There’s trouble! (#?) :- click ……….

Hollywood Try    She’s the poet, not me! (#?) :- click ……….

Clay bust a    Boy, I’ve said it before! It’s for the greater good, the bigger picture! (#?) :- click ……….

Painter map   Painter? Painter? I’m not after a Painter! (#?) :- click ……….

The Lodge B   I’ll let you know at the Lodge meeting tonight? (#?)  :- click ….

Hudson Car B   Need a car, false statement, new wife, or.. ? (#?) :- click ……….

half ciggy   Now? But I’ve only done half my task! (#?) :- click ……….

Small Ship Unknown A   The Snake Group (#?) :- click ……….

Old KY Flag   My Ol’ Kentucky home! (#?) :- click ……….

5 currs    Meet the Curr Sisters! (#?) :- click ……….

    Get out of jail free card. Was it handed down after ’66? (#?) :- click ……….

Bank of Adelaide   So, you both work at a Bank? Which Bank? (#?) :- click ……….

Pocket Stuff A   Everything in his pocket had a reason to be there! (#?) :- click ……….

A tie   When is a tie not a tie? When it’s a tie! (#?) :- click ……….

    Flowers for the mother of my Grandson! (#?) :- click ……….

Kensitas Pack    May I offer you a Kensitas Frank, my MI6 friend? (#?) :- click ……….

Jess Young   Was Pakie my aunty, mum? (#?) :- click ……….

Sand Springs Rd, Mt Vernon   Neighbours! Everybody needs good neighbours! (#?) :- click ……….

Pakie A    The Mail Truck is always on time! (#?) :- click ……….

rolls of ribbon   Allow me to replace your ribbon! (#?) :- click ………

Pie Vans A   Pie Floater? No, a Gibbs Super Pastie please! (#?) :- click ………

Alex Arth Dowling A    You met my brother Wednesday! (#?). :- click ….

Combs x 2 A   Comb your hair please, both of you! (#?)  :- click ….

 

Eyes A   To backtrack and brush up on what this case is about, go to Wikipedia here

 

Eyes A   Some relevant reading that is on the same search path :-

The Unknown Man by G. M. (Gerry) Feltus   2010 ISBN 978-0-646-54476-2

Tamam Shud – The Somerton Man Mystery by Kerry Greenwood   2012 ISBN 9781742233505

City Of Evil by Sean Fewster   2018 ISBN 978-0-7336-2883-2

Spies and Sparrows by Phillip Deery   2022 ISBN 9780522878301

The Codebreakers by Alli Sinclair   2021 ISBN 9781489296931

Actors Blood by Alastair Duncan   2004 ISBN 978 0 9751510 4 5

The Bookmaker From Rabaul by Peter Bowes   2016 ISBN-13 978-0995430211

 

Eyes A   You could also view some of the more relevant blogs listed below!

Tamam Shud / Somerton Man – Cipher Mysteries

University of Adelaide Wiki page

TAMAM SHUD The Somerton Man Mystery

Identifying the Somerton Man | Facebook

The Somerton Man

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