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The Resource In search of Captain Moonlite : the strange life and death of the notorious bushranger, Paul Terry

In search of Captain Moonlite : the strange life and death of the notorious bushranger, Paul Terry

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In search of Captain Moonlite : the strange life and death of the notorious bushranger
Title
In search of Captain Moonlite
Title remainder
the strange life and death of the notorious bushranger
Statement of responsibility
Paul Terry
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a masked and cloaked bandit robbed the bank at a small gold town in 1869 he created the legend of Captain Moonlite, the gun-toting man of God who enthralled and appalled the nation for more than a decade. Real name Andrew George Scott, he is remembered as bushranger, conman, warrior and lunatic. In an 11-year life of crime, he escaped from gaol, took to the road as a prison reformer and fought a pitched gun-battle that made him a household name. He was a man who loved, and was loved unreservedly in return - but more than a century passed before his dying wish to be buried with his soul mate was granted. Charming, articulate and intelligent, this flawed genius was also a thief, a liar and a chameleon whose true story has been lost to myth and misinformation. Yet when he led a pathetic band of misfits to their doom he stood tall at last and proved he was worthy to be their captain. In Search of Captain Moonlite looks for the man behind the legend. It uses little-seen histories, a remarkable cache of rare documents and the records of his time to rewrite the story of a man who was not what he seemed. In the end, it challenges history's verdict and finds a truth that's even more spectacular than the fiction
Summary
When a masked and cloaked bandit robbed the bank at a small gold town in 1869 he created the legend of Captain Moonlite, the gun - toting man of God who enthralled and appalled the nation for more than a decade. Real name Andrew George Scott, he is remembered as bushranger, conman, warrior and lunatic.
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10641429
Cataloging source
SALS
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Terry, Paul
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Moonlite
  • Bushrangers
Target audience
general
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the strange life and death of the notorious bushranger
Label
In search of Captain Moonlite : the strange life and death of the notorious bushranger, Paul Terry
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-253)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051672853
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781743315255
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
portraits
Label
In search of Captain Moonlite : the strange life and death of the notorious bushranger, Paul Terry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-253)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051672853
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781743315255
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
portraits

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