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The Taman Shud Case, also known as the Mystery of the Somerton Man, is one of Australia's most profound mysteries of all time. On the 1st of December 1948,the body of a man was found on the foreshore of Somerton beach, Glenelg, just south of Adelaide, South Australia. The identity of the man and the circumstances surrounding his death remain as unknown today as they were then.

There are plenty of websites dedicated to this most perplexing mystery, so what's one more? I have included links to some of the other websites covering the case, on the Useful Links page. I apologise for the slightly scrappy nature of some of the pages, it is a work in progress.

Main PagesEdit

An Introduction

Under The Bridge

Background Information

The Somerton Man

The Funeral


The Code

Possible Identities

People Connected to the Case

The 3 Rubaiyats Of Omar Khayyam connected to the case

The Tamam Shud Slip

Tamam Shud or Taman Shud?

The Somerton Man's Rubaiyat

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

My Copy of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Timeline of Events

Cigarettes and Lighter



The Somerton Man's Ties


The Unknown



An Armchair Detective

Useful Links

Connected Cases



The Cold War and Spies

On The Buses


The Police Investigation

Telephone Numbers

Poisons and Natural Causes

Henley Beach

The Coronial Inquest

Locations - Sydney

Locations - Adelaide

Locations - Australia

Important Events



  • discussion page Talk:My Copy of the Rubaiyat
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    Comment: Seems the link has gone astray, so here's the link to the video of the book comparisons:...
  • discussion page Talk:Police
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    Comment: The problem is they were looking at a "normal" "unexplained death".  To them it was just another body in the street.  By the time they decided it...
  • discussion page Talk:Coronial Inquest 1958
    new comment by A FANDOM user
    Comment: 2 quick points.... The case is in South Australia, so not sure what Western Australian record keeping has to do with it.  Re C7/C8 - could they be...
  • discussion page Talk:Coronial Inquest 1958
    new comment by A FANDOM user
    Comment: Actually, the Coroner reviewed the evidence and added that he could not say for sure, that the body found on Somerton Beach on the morning of 1st...
  • discussion page Talk:Gwenneth Dorothy Graham
    new comment by A FANDOM user
    Comment: Both the deaths of George Marshall and this woman stink to high heaven
  • discussion page Talk:Useful Links
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    Comment: Not all of those are "useful" links....tomsbytwo appears just to be a site for a book about a made up explanation - not sure fiction does much other...
  • discussion page Talk:Joseph (George) Saul Haim Marshall
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    Comment: Only the stunningly naive would believe either of these deaths was a suicide
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  • discussion page Talk:HCReynolds
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    Comment: I'm the woman that came forward with the H.C. Reynolds I.D. and I find your claims remarkable.  Your say here, that the family of Horace Charles...
  • discussion page Talk:Genetic Evidence
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    Comment: One of Jestyn's grandsons whose mother was born after the Somerton Man's time also has that same form of ear. Happy to share an image of that if...

The Unknown Man


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