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The Resource Captain Starlight, Jane Smith

Captain Starlight, Jane Smith

Label
Captain Starlight
Title
Captain Starlight
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation.
Member of
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10435681
Cataloging source
ANL
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Smith, Jane Margaret
Dewey number
364.1552
Illustrations
  • facsimiles
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For primary school age
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Australian bushrangers
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  • Pearson, Frank
  • Readford, Henry
  • Boldrewood, Rolf
  • Starlight, Captain
  • Bushrangers
Summary expansion
The Australian Bushrangers series by librarian and historical researcher, Jane Smith, details the colourful lives of six of Australia's most famous bushrangers of the gold rush era: Captain Thunderbolt, Captain Moonlite, Frank Gardiner, Ben Hall, and the two men known as 'Captain Starlight'. The fifth book in the series features the two men know as "Captain Starlight". Both were bushrangers who travelled widely across the country in the second half of the nineteenth century, and although their backgrounds and their crimes differed greatly, they are linked by their connection with a character from a novel. Frank Pearson was the first "Starlight" who burst onto the scene in 1868, when he abandoned his practice as a doctor, stole a horse and took off on a bushranging spree that ended in a shootout and the death of a policeman. Pearson was a very talented man: intelligent, welleducated and wellread, and a clever artist and composer. He was also a pathological liar with no moral compass whatsoever. He had so many aliases that we don't even know what his real name was. The other was Henry Readford, whose stunning theft of 1000 cattle was the inspiration for the fictional character "Captain Starlight" in Rolf Boldrewood's novel Robbery Under Arms. This book is full of fascinating facts and legendary exploits as it explores the lives of both of the bushrangers known for very different reasons. With reference to newspapers, gaol records, police records and other primary sources it narrates the captivating stories of their crimes, their lives, their imprisonments and their ultimately their deaths
Target audience
primary
Label
Captain Starlight, Jane Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052850384
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
108 pages
Isbn
9781922132710
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, facsimillies, photos
System control number
(OCoLC)880488005
Label
Captain Starlight, Jane Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052850384
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
108 pages
Isbn
9781922132710
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, facsimillies, photos
System control number
(OCoLC)880488005

Library Locations

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