Australia Australia - Tanja Ebert, 23, Roseworthy, SA, 8 Aug 2017

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  1. Trooper

    Trooper Well-Known Member

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    I am now convinced that it certainly wasn't Marlis who reported Tanja missing.. news reports say unequivocally that it was a relative, but not necessarily a relative of Michaels.. it might have been someone in Germany who was alerted.... it might have been the half brother, slim chance....

    It will be really interesting to know now just when Marlis knew she had to leave the Eyre Peninsular and get up to Oulnina Park, was it on the drive after Roseworthy that he rang Mum?.. when he got home? before he left Adelaide?.... did he say well,, Mum.. Tanja wont be coming home at all ... or...until when?.. until Tanja returned home? until Michael found another wife? until the 12th of never?......
     


  2. Pi Thoughts

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    Just whilst I am finding the link..Marlis was born in Hamburg Germany and came to Australia in 1955. I discovered this plus more a few weeks ago but hadn't mentioned it because we hadn't really seen anything of her until recently.. Now looking for links..
     
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    https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A137931

    The full access to link has been broken, but basically it was an autobigraphy written by Marlis whilst on Neptune Island... Michael and his late brother where mentioned in it. Maybe someone has full access to Austlit ..makes for interesting reading.
     
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  5. Trooper

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    thankyou PI and Symbah for this link....I cant find anything for Burdon M on Austli, that would be Mark, Michael and Marlis...... I found this essay of hers extremely interesting.... .. while it is hard to conclude definitively anything about her, perhaps she was joking about men in general but what struck me as indicative of her general sense of entitlement was, every anecdote she relayed she came out as right and everyone else as wrong. Even the bread and books thrown in the water, which did arrive, except a bit of the book was wet.

    Nothing anyone else did turned out totally right....
     
  6. Pi Thoughts

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    Hi Trooper, try this page 44.
    https://journals.jcu.edu.au/linq/article/download/3115/3069
     
  7. Trooper

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    the similarities between Tanja and Marlis are really quite remarkable.... I am guessing Mark being born around 1975, when Marlis was 20, then Michael born in 1976,,,he was 41 when he killed himself. Both being the mothers of two young sons at a very young age themselves, both married to Burdons, both blonde, and both of German heritage... quite astonishing, really..... and yet I pick up a distinct coolness between Tanja and her family and Marlis..... she never mentions Tanja except to infer that she is fooling everyone, and will stroll back onto Oulnina Park, and be in big trouble because her loving husband has killed himself over her..

    The fact that the SA govt paid for Tanja's parents to come to Australia... that jars a bit with me.. there was money in that station, Michael and Tanja had recently attended a wedding in the Bahamas....no cheap adventure.. I cannot understand why the trustees for the property didn't see to that instantly........
     
  8. Trooper

    Trooper Well-Known Member

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    'When Michael and Mark finish their school this year and after
    shearing on the station, they will probably end up in Adelaide, too. '

    This was written October , 1995.... didn't Mark kill himself at Oulnina Park 1995?........ perhaps during those Xmas shearing sessions she speaks of.
     
  9. Pi Thoughts

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    The Burdon family has suffered its fair share of tragedies in recent years. Michael's brother died in 1997. The Adelaide Advertiser reported the cause was suicide.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...anja-Ebert-family-revealed.html#ixzz4sSV4z5Y3
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  10. Trooper

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    thankyou for that accurate time span, PI..... appreciated... 1997 , which makes him about the same age as Tanja when he died.. about 23. ..
     
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    RBBM

    I believe Marlis was born in 1940...bringing my link over...look at top of page when you open.
    https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A137931
     
  12. Trooper

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    thanks again, I didn't read your first post correctly!.. that makes her about 35 when Mark is born.... I wonder if the those grandchildren she is writing to are from children of her previous marriage, if that is the case?.. or are they stepchildren.. I somehow think not... there are half brothers and sister and stepbrothers and sisters........ does this make any difference?.... who knows.... maybe, maybe not....
     
  13. Trooper

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    this bit in that interview on Today/Tonight, where she states that Tanja is merely missing..... '“I don’t believe it. I think she might still be there somewhere, I think she is on the way.'....... this is the claim of someone clearly deranged, and unhinged, and grief can do that to anyone, I understand that, from experience, but that kind of long lasting denial..... of that kind of depth of irrationality has something very peculiar about it..... a real hint of Tanja being badly behaved, and deliberately mischievious. A hint of a real enemy of a mother in law.
     
  14. Trooper

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    and it seems to me that Marlis is attempting to pre-empt the Police Commissioners Enquiry into the events at Oulnina Park that day..... I suppose evidence from every member of ' the swarm' ( as channel 7 would have it ) would give testimony....

    And I think Marlis knows already that the findings are not going to in any way resemble the story she tells.. that they didn't introduce themselves to her, or say hello, or ungraciously locked themselves in the kitchen with Michael , a suspected murderer , and made him look pasty and treated him like an animal, instead of a bloke who thru a momentary oversight, left his wife at Roseworthy and drove all the way home before realising she wasn't in the car... dug around the homestead, using property machinery... being rude, and frowning and cranky and worst of all, not preventing her second son from killing himself.....
     
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...claims-Tanja-Ebert-ran-away-not-murdered.html

    more of the lightbulb moments of Marlis Burdon.....

    She even claims the 23-year-old woman had pulled off a 'practice run' in the months after the couple's wedding which was held on their secluded Outback station, Oulnina.

    But Mrs Burdon claims her daughter-in-law went to the Bahamas for a friend's wedding, without the company of her own husband, 41, or their two children.

    'I was very surprised that happened straight after the wedding and without Michael and then I realised the situation was quite serious.

    'And I think for her it was a trial period of being away – she had fallen out of love with Michael,' she claimed.'

    Of course, Mother knows best........ how lucky Michael and Tanja were to have such a psychoanalytical expert in the family, and one, I bet , who wasn't shy about claiming this and that , unsought advice, and just general instruction, day in, day out.....

    and....you know, if you try and run away from my son, well. you can expect to be murdered, thrown away and discarded, your children farmed out to other people and vilified by me every chance I get.

    Marlis is devoid of dignity and simple human rationale.... what on earth Tanja's mother must be suffering back in Germany, god alone knows..
     
  16. flyngrls

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    Didn't I read that he had her passport? Wouldn't she need it to go to Germany?


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    Maybe he just went to the bathroom, or claimed he was. As previously stated he was not being held at that point. MOO


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    He was not yet under arrest


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  19. Trooper

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    he was in their custody.. even though it was his property, he was in their custody, which is why, obviously, the Police Commission is holding an enquiry into how come he was able to do this while in police custody..

    If Burdon wasn't in police custody, there would be no necessity for an enquiry... ...

    One doesn't have to be 'under arrest' to be regarded as being in police custody.. he was being questioned by the police, and no one had apparently directed that the questioning was finished, hence, he was in police custody.

    Burdon was very lucky to be questioned by police in his own home............most men wouldn't be , under the same circumstances.. they would be required to present themselves and hopefully, fully creditable evidence of their wife merely spending a few days on the Gold Coast, and not rotting away in a desert grave.

    The fact that he hadn't presented himself at a police station was grounds enough to visit him at his home, where, upon entering, he became under police custody while being questioned.. most people in Australia are arrested AFTER being questioned..... it would have been odd had the police arrested him before he was questioned.
     
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    yes, he was under police custody.... he was being questioned by the SA police.. that's called 'being held'.. doesn't matter that he was in his own home. .. ...

    No where in the world, in countries with the most civil rights, ( and there are quite a few of them , Australia is one , ) do the police have to arrest you before questioning you. And no where in the world , in nations with the most civil rights, when you are being questioned by the police , the police do not escape being responsible for you and accountable for you.
     

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