Council Chair Prof David Weisbrot (left of banner) and Executive Director John Pender (right of banner). Taken at a 2015 Council event.
In my Gumshoe article of October 17, 2015, I reported that Keith Noble had sent a complaint to Australian Press Council (addressed to Weisbrot and Pender) regarding the “outrageous” and defamatory article in the Murdoch press, concerning Martin Bryant. Noble has since received a reply from the Press Council saying they won’t act on it, and it is a matter of “freedom of speech.”
Infuriated, Noble has sent a letter to photojournalist Gary Ramage, which I will print below.
It’s all about “evil” – the reportage in question.
This is the email/letter from Dr Keith Noble:
Below is a copy of an email which was sent to Gary Ramage on 12 November, 2015. It was also sent to over a dozen officials most of whom live and work in Tasmania – governor, premier, etc.
Ramage has until 22 NOV 2015 to reply. If he does not, the cash Reward (A$20,000) will be announced internationally. At that time, you will be sent a pdf copy of the Reward poster.
Ramage has placed despicable images of innocent Martin Bryant on Twitter (Sep 12; “caged circus animal”) and on newspix.com.au where they are sold.
Positive feedback continues to come to me. More and more people have got over their mental hurdle that was blocking them from understanding the fact that Martin Bryant is INNOCENT. Nearly 20 years since the official massacre at Port Arthur, there are still people who believe Martin was convicted at a trial. But there was NO trial. (see below)
The State and the media (includes News Corp Australia, the premier purveyor of public poison in that country) keep insisting innocent Martin Bryant is guilty. But they NEVER provide a shred of hard evidence. A spread of despicable images without a single bit of evidence that has been confirmed in a sound court of law, tells us how desperate the State and the media are that the public does not start asking questions.
BUT WE ARE ASKING QUESTIONS AND WE ARE NOT GETTING ANY ANSWERS. And this confirms exactly what the facts tells us, Martin Bryant is innocent.
A former resident of Tasmania who now lives in Perth. Western Australia, is doing tremendous Internet work enlightening the public. Cherri Bonney, amongst other things, is a singer-songwriter. She has been compared to Linda Ronstadt, but this is not really accurate. Linda is good, but Cherri is better.
Cherri has set up a signature petition and she is communicating directly with the Tasmanian premier Will Hodgman (email@example.com). Please visit Cherri’s site and sign her petition. Am watching it and it increases every day. Please tell your family and friends about Cherri’s work and her petition. Email it to them and ask them to sign. You can find the site here:
Some words from people who have signed the petition:
Nadine DOMONKOS (New Zealand)
“The government has framed this poor man. If he really did it back up your evidence in a…trial, let the witness speak, play the unedited phone calls. Let Martin speak and HEAR HIM. Disgusting how the media has portrayed this man and how sick the government is to do this. So much ‘evidence’ against him is bullshit and whoever did it needs to pay, the people need to know what happened.”
Carol FRYE (Australia)
“When a so-called free country incarcerates an innocent man through trial by media, it actually scares me to think where we are headed. John Howard* has much to answer for.” (* criminal former prime minister)
Greg HOFFMANN (Australia)
“I’m signing because I’m sick of the lies.”
Kerrin JEWEL (Malaysia)
“Since this atrocity happpened in Tasmania, the govt has done exactly as they wanted. Martin B NEVER stood a chance. I truly believe this man is innocent. If you look into the specifics of this particular shooting it is NOT possible for the likes of Martin B to have carried out such a crime, not mentally nor physically. The govt wanted the gun amnesty and they made damn sure they got it.”
Lindsay JOHNSON (Australia)
“John Howard stepped in to prevent the mandatory coronial enquiry in Tasmania. What was he trying to hide?”
William LAMOUR (United Kingdom)
“For the truth to come out and justice to be served.”
Janelle NEW (Australia)
“It’s about time he gets a fair trial.”
Mark NOVAK (Australia)
“When a government goes out of its way to deny the facts to the public, it’s because they have something to hide. I’d like to know precisely what that is.”
Terry SCHULZE (Australia)
“I’m a retired barrister that did extensive research into the Port Arthur Massacre. I KNOW that Martin Bryant is innocent.”
Anna PIPER (Australia)
“It’s been too long and too much ‘evidence’ that makes no sense.”
Angie RIVERS (Australia)
“Martin Bryant is entitled to a trial with judge and jury not a witch hunt. I cannot believe that this can still happen to a person and everybody sits there and watches except an educated few!!! Give Martin back his life and find the real gunman!!!! Educate yourselves!!!!!!!!”
There are pages and pages of such comments. Please sign then add yours.
Keith Allan Noble. Vienna, Austria”
Keith Noble’s letter to Gary Ramage:
“11 NOV 2015
Winner of a Walkley Award (2015)
Photojournalist for News Corp Australia
c/o Australian Press Council, Chairman, David Weisbrot – firstname.lastname@example.org
c/o National Press Club, President, Laurie Wilson – email@example.com
c/o Walkley Foundation for Journalism, CEO, Jacqui Park – firstname.lastname@example.org
Your attention to this email is recommended.
An email (3 NOV 2015; copies: email@example.com) was directed to you c/o David Weisbrot, Laurie Wilson, and Jacqui Park. A copy of that email was airmailed to you c/o Julian Clark, CEO of News Corp Australia.
You were asked to reply by today, 11 NOV 2015. But no reply was received. Compounding your failing, you continue to display one of your (?) images on your personal Twitter page, dated “Sep 12” under the appalling heading: “Port Arthur killer Martin Bryant paces like a caged circus animal in Risden Prison.” (sic) And you continue to list many of your (?) images on newspix.com.au – on that website there are 14 images of your “caged circus animal” which you sell to MAKE MONEY.
You do not realize the situation that you, News Corp Australia, and Tasmania, are in. Or, your media colleagues did not convey my email to you. I do not know, so I will give you the benefit of the doubt.
Attached to this email is the draft of a cash Reward poster. It will be released internationally after 22 NOV 2015 if no reply from you is received. Note that a letter sent from a lawyer or some official will guarantee its immediate release.
We (investigators) believe the sum of A$20,000 is highly appropriate given innocent Martin Bryant is now in his 20th cruel year of wrongful imprisonment. And the date of 22 November is significant as on that date in 1996 the criminal of a lawyer John Avery forced Martin – a mentally-handicapped human being (IQ 66) who was isolated in prison for over six months and there coerced – to plead guilty.
Of course Tasmanian officials ignored Martin’s pleas of innocence. (In his outstanding book THE CONVICTION OF THE INNOCENT: How the Law Can Let Us Down, barrister Chester Porter clearly confirms that: “If a person has an IQ of seventy, it is not very difficult” for officials “to persuade him or her to confess to almost anything” p.19. Porter also says false confessions are got out of “persons with a low IQ or who are otherwise mentally infirm” p.32.)
But it seems you would say – fuck that caged circus animal. Please let me know if this is not an accurate description. People around Australia are already describing you in less than flattering terms Mr. Ramage. So now is the time for you to clarify things. You, a Walkley Award winner cannot have anything negative reflecting on yourself. Nor can the Walkley Foundation for Journalism, which is becoming enmeshed in the worst injustice in modern-day Australia.
So, again you are asked to state: 1. What News Corp Australia claimed is the truth, the whole truth. If it is not the truth, you need to state: 2. Who took all the images of your “caged circus animal”; 3. Where exactly were the images taken – where the person you identify stood to operate the camera(s); and. 4. What are the technical specifications (body & lens) of the camera(s) used.
It seems that you are willing to keep an innocent retarded boy-man like a “caged circus animal” forever – or at least until they kill Martin Bryant or allow him to be killed in Risdon Prison. (Then you will probably raise the price of your images for sale.)
As more and more people around Australia are learning, testimony was not given in any court because the State did not want witnesses to give evidence. There is so much exculpatory evidence all charges against patsy Martin Bryant would have collapsed in a trial.
But there was NO trial, NO coronial inquest, NO public enquiry, NO royal commission, NO proper identification, NO forensic proof, NO fingerprints, NO weapon ownership proved, NO complete list of evidence, NO legal defender, and thus NO truth and NO justice. The families, relatives, and friends of all the victims of the official massacre at Port Arthur have never been served justice. And the perpetrators of the official massacre are still free. HARD DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE screams this out.
Learn about the Salzmanns (ASIO handlers?) who knew the gunman but not Martin Bryant. These Salzmanns sat inside the car with the gunman and had a conversation with him. Witnesses at the tollbooth have described this in their statements – statements the State does not want the naive public to know about.
Don’t forget that date of 22 November 2015 – we won’t forget you.
Dr. Keith Allan Noble
Unit 72 B, Am Heumarkt 7, 1030 Vienna, Austria. 43-1-9712401
Author: MASS MURDER: Official Killing in Tasmania, 2014; 2nd edition; 696 pp.
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