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So who exactly was that bushranger at Mt Egerton?

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Anglican lay reader. Engineer. Prison escapee. Bushranger. 

Andrew George Scott squeezed a lot into his 37 years of life.

We caught up with Bruce Carboon from the Bacchus Marsh Historical Society about the day the church leader at Mt Egerton became 'Captain Moonlite'.

Captain Moonlight death 1880 Captian Moonlite bushranger State Library of NSW

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When Cpatin Moonlite was finally caught in NSW, he was sentenced to death.

The Bacchus Marsh Express on 6 Dec 1879 reported that he tried to question his questioners in court...

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