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COVER STORY The Christ child: a life lived for the whole world

WATER RESOURCES Murray-Darling management delivers the worst of both worlds

CANBERRA OBSERVED Libs fish around for explanations

ASIAN AFFAIRS Taiwanese agree to stick with nuclear power

EDUCATION In support of NAPLAN

VICTORIAN ELECTION Coalition collapse

ECONOMICS AND SOCIETY Mondragon Corporation: humanity at work

BREXIT December 12: D-Day for Britain's EU vote

EUTHANASIA WA Government ignores objections and lessons

TAIWAN Referendum stems homosexual tide

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Free trade and the WTO in the Trump era

MUSIC Teacher teachers: The jarring note in music courses

CLASSIC CINEMA The Adventures of Robin Hood: The one and only

BOOK REVIEW A triumph of determination

BOOK REVIEW An escape from futility and addiction

POETRY

LETTERS

HIGHER EDUCATION Massification: it's the name of the game

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IN SEARCH OF CAPTAIN MOONLITE:
The Strange Life and Death of the Bushranger Andrew George Scott

Paul Terry

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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 jail, took to the road as a prison reformer and fought a pitched gun-battle that made him a household name.

Charming, articulate and intelligent, this flawed genius was also a thief, liar and 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.

The author, Paul Terry, is a journalist in radio, television and newspapers in New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. He was part of the archaeological survey of the Kelly Gang siege site in Glenrowan, Victoria, and subsequently worked as a producer on the documentary Ned Kelly Uncovered, which aired on ABC TV. He is author of The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Last Stand (2012).

Paperback, 264 pages, $29.95

ISBN 9781743315255


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