The Resource Moonlite, Garry Linnell

Moonlite, Garry Linnell

Label
Moonlite
Title
Moonlite
Statement of responsibility
Garry Linnell
Title variation
Moonlite
Title variation remainder
the tragic love story of Captain Moonlite and the bloody end of the bushrangers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charismatic, intelligent and handsome, George Scott is unlike any other bushranger. Born into a privileged life in famine-wracked Ireland, Scott's family loses its fortune and is forced to flee to New Zealand. There, Scott joins the local militia and fights as a soldier against the Maori in the brutal New Zealand wars. After recovering from a series of serious gunshot wounds, he sails to Australia and becomes a Lay Preacher, captivating churchgoers with his fiery and inspiring sermons. But Scott is also prone to bursts of madness. The local villagers back in Ireland often whispered that a 'wild drop' ran in the blood of the Scott family. One night he dons a mask in a small country town, arms himself with a gun and, dubbing himself Captain Moonlite, brazenly robs a bank before staging one of the country's most audacious jailbreaks. After falling in love with fellow prisoner James Nesbitt, a boyish petty criminal desperately searching for a father figure, Scott finds himself unable to shrug off his criminal past. Pursued and harassed by the police, he stages a dramatic siege and prepares for a final showdown with the law, and a macabre executioner without a nose. Told at a cracking pace, and based on many of the extensive letters Scott wrote from his death cell, Moonlite is set amid the violent and sexually-repressed era of Australia in the second half of the 19th century. With a cast of remarkable characters, it weaves together the extraordinary lives of our bushrangers and the desperation of a young nation eager to remove the stains of its convict past. But most of all, Moonlite is a tragic love story
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Linnell, Garry
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moonlite
  • Bushrangers
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Moonlite, Garry Linnell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251582800
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143795773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Moonlite, Garry Linnell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251582800
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143795773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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