Captain Moonlite

Captain Moonlite

By: Jane Smith (editor)Paperback

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In 1869 Mt Egerton was outraged by the armed hold-up of the local bank by a masked villain calling himself `Captain Moonlite'.The shock deepened when the perpetrator turned out to be the new lay preacher, Andrew George Scott. On his release from prison Moonlite led a ragged bunch of young desperadoes to stage a siege that would end in a shoot-out and the death of a policeman. His death cell protestations of innocence raise doubts and sympathy in the hearts of some historians even today. This book tells the story of Captain Moonlite's life, from his birth in Ireland to his death on the gallows. The Australian Bushrangers series by librarian and historical researcher, Jane Smith, details the colourful lives of six ofAustralia's most famous bushrangers of the gold rush era: Captain Thunderbolt, Captain Moonlite, Frank Gardiner, BenHall, and the two men known as `Captain Starlight'. Based on meticulous research of primary sources such as birth, death and marriage certificates, Police Gazettes, Court, policeand gaol records, letters and newspaper articles, Jane Smith, has produced a series of books that align with the national curriculum and are both entertaining and historically accurate; for the first time dispelling many of the myths. These simply written, concise narratives provide an insight into the lives of these bushrangers. From their family background,crimes, family and gang members, the circumstances and events that led him to crime, and where relevant, his capture and death, the books are full of interesting facts and loaded with images, newspaper clippings and records.

About Author

Jane Smith is a school librarian at Concordia Lutheran College in Toowoomba, Queensland and an avid historical researcher and lover of Australian history. She grew up in Brisbane and started her career as a physiotherapist practising in New South Wales, before moving back to Queensland and retraining as a librarian. Jane's fascination with Australian history inspired her to write her Australian Bushranger series to share the colourful lives of these bushranging legends with younger readers, and show kids that history is far from boring and sometimes truth is even more entertaining than fiction. Her meticulous research helped her to uncover new facts and dispel many of the myths that have surrounded these characters for years. Jane is married and has two adult children. Jane enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to live music, singing in a community choir and relaxing with her family and cat. She loves visiting old houses and for over a decade has enjoyed meeting with a group of loyal friends for their `Book Club' meetings - the perfect way to share a love of reading, coffee, cake and of course friendship.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781922132581
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 100
  • ID: 9781922132581
  • ISBN10: 1922132586

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