Cornflowers bloom in Spring and Summer. (#9)


By Alan Hamill

What happened on Somerton Beach and in Adelaide from the 1930’s to the 1980’s?

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A search of his pockets revealed an unused second-class rail ticket from Adelaide to Henley Beach, a bus ticket from the city that could not be proved to have been used, a narrow aluminium American comb, a brown plastic comb, a half-empty packet of Juicy Fruit chewing gum, an Army Club cigarette packet containing seven cigarettes of the Kensitas brand, and a quarter-full box of Bryant & May matches*.

(*note:- It is likely that Police presumed Somerton Man carried matches because he was carrying cigarettes, but this is a false presumption, there were no matches.)

How can the name “Kensitas” as per this Kensitas cigarette packet (below), ->

Kensitas Pack

-> and this flower (below), ->

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Centaurea cyanus, commonly known as cornflower or bachelor’s button, is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae native to Europe. Centaurea cyanus is now also naturalised in many other parts of the world, including North America and parts of Australia through introduction as an ornamental plant in gardens.
Cornflower is also the National Flower of Germany!

Cornflower A

-> as well as the flower underneath, ->

Carnation A

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The carnation’s scientific name, Dianthus, comes from a combination of two Latin words: “dios,” meaning gods, and “anthos,” meaning flower. Carnations are referred to as the flowers of the gods.

During Victorian times, flowers often sent a secret, coded message to a suitor or secret admirer. Sometimes, they also answered a secret question.

-> be related to the situation that occurred on Wednesday December 1st 1948 when we talk about Somerton Man?


And now here’s the reason our Somerton Man had the seven Kensitas in his pocket at the time of his death:-

An Army Club packet containing seven cigarettes of the Kensitas brand was found in the pockets of the body on the beach hey!

Harold Bickford A

Harold Bickford – Also known in covert circles as “M1171”

Bickford Label a


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United States of America


Army Club C



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Carnation Card A1Carnation Card B1cornflower card B

These beautiful, unique, Kensitas woven silk flowers, issued by Wix, were given away free inside each packet of Kensitas Cigarettes in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Each Kensitas woven silk flower came with its own descriptive, and protective cover.


The purpose of the seven Kensitas cigarettes in the Army Club packet was to draw attention to the motor car traders in Adelaide, and one in particular. The #7 Kensitas Card was a Carnation, as in CAR NATION!

Car-nation 1


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