Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery


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The identity of the Somerton Man, found dead on an Adelaide beach of the same name in 1948, is one of the most mysterious unsolved cases in Australian crime history. Best known as the `taman shud case', after a tiny piece of rolled-up paper with these words printed on it was found sewn into the dead man's pocket, the case has baffled police for decades. The phrase taman shud means `it is finished' and is from the last page of a collection of poems called The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam, which was extremely popular in ...

Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man mystery 2012, UNSW Press, Sydney

ISBN-13: 9781742233505