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on 2011-04-11 19:28:44

edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.

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by Aussie1947 on 2011-04-11 19:47:35

Hi edmondsallan,

A good journal, just for interest his escape in 1872 appeared in the June 19th 1872 NSW Police Gazette.

"Andrew George Scott, native of Co. Tyrone, Ireland, with a strong North of Ireland accent aged 27 years, 5 feet 8 3/4 inches high, medium and well built, round face, long sharp pointed nose, dark eyes, with a keen and determined expression, dark whiskers and moustache, shaven chin, drags the left leg and foot slightly in walking, wore light tweed coat, black cloth cap with peak and appearance of a sailor. Was under committal, for trial to the next sittings of the Ballarat Circuit Court for the Egerton Bank robbery".

What a great description.


by edmondsallan on 2011-04-14 16:00:38

I looked into some other Bush rangers in Aussie . Especially Ned Kelly . It was interesting to see how many of them had such hard upbringing

by ngairedith on 2011-04-14 17:44:13

the above journal was from the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 6, Melbourne University Press, 1976, pp 94-95

click this link to see an engravig of Andrew George Scott

the State Library also has other pictures and photos of
Captian Moonlite and digitised newspaper stories like:

... CAPTAIN MOONLITE.Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878-1954) Monday 1 December 1879 p 3 Article... CAPTAIN MOONLITE. THE following account of Captain Moonlite, taken from the "Vagabond Paper[?]," will be interesting to our readers

... "CAPTAIN MOONLITE."The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858-1889) Thursday 10 April 1879 p 6 Article... "CAPTAIN MOONLITE." The romance of crime is receiving another Illustration in the career of one Scott, alias Captain Moonlite, who has just been released from Pentridge

... CAPTAIN MOONLITE.The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858-1889) Monday 22 December 1879 p 5 Article

the link also has archived websites with further info on Captain Moonlite for people interested in Australian Famous Folk ..

by 1bobbylee on 2011-04-14 19:32:05

Thank you ngairedith. I really enjoy reading about men or women of their adventures and tales. As long as it is true and factual. You have given me a wealth of information that will keep me busy reading for awhile. That's good! Thanks

by edmondsallan on 2011-04-14 20:27:11

I see we have quite abit of interest in the subject of Australian Bush ranges . I have always loved them . The old old story Rob the rich to help the poor . I'll be webhop-ing back into aussie soon. need to sort out some websites . Bush-Rangers ??? I could do I suspose

by 1bobbylee on 2011-04-14 22:14:31

Edmond, some other subscribers may need additional research and information from you. As for me right now, Ngairedeth has provided with so much factual information on this nortorious and interesting character it will keep me gleefully scanning the sites for additional info. Till we meet again. Keep those journals coming.

by edmondsallan on 2011-04-15 06:24:03

yes I go along with that . I have always admired ngairedith work detail. I'm glad that this website is giving you great satisfaction . Its strength is in the experience some of its members have .

by 1bobbylee on 2011-04-15 21:42:59

I am glad that Ngairedith is getting the credit that is due her. Yes, the website is giving me great great satisfaction. I have learned and am still learning. On this website, I have visited countries and places that I will probably never get to see, smell, or touch. I am happy to see that you and along with me realize the fabulous strength and experience in our members. They are so knowledgeable and intelligent. My sincere gratitude to them all!!
My regards and till we meet again. G'nite Mate.

by edmondsallan on 2011-04-15 23:23:06

I appreciate it every time ngairedith adds additional info .to my or any journal of anybody . I wish I could do the same Bob . G'nite

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