The Bookmaker from Rabaul

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

For the first time in the memory of the police, it has been necessary to embalm an unidentified body. The body is that of a man who was found on the Somerton beach 10 days ago, and whose identity, after examination by 20 people and the circulation of fingerprints throughout Australia, has not yet been established. An Adelaide undertaker carried out the embalming at the City Morgue yesterday morning.

Peter Bowes

Born in Sydney in 1944, early childhood lost at Bondi Beach when someone lent me their surfboard. Worked in slaughterhouses, fishing boats, hotels, nightclubs farms and second-hand car-yards. Watched and listened to everything and everyone. Always a writer.