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Preacher to Outlaw

February 2, 2023

When we think back on our notorious bushrangers, religion is not usually the first thing that comes to mind but A Charles Sturt academic’s research has revealed how an infamous Australian bushranger’s journey from a preacher to a life of violent crime can provide insight into people’s actions and the religious history of Australia. Research by Dr Matthew Grubits , a Charles Sturt graduate, focuses on the life of Andrew George Scott, aka Captain Moonlite, during his time in Australia, and how religious belief influenced the outlaw’s outlook and relationships.

William St Bathurst

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