Captain Starlight: the strange but true story of a bushranger, impostor and murderer

Captain Starlight the strange but true story of a bushranger impostor and murderer Perth a respected public servant mistakes a bottle of cyanide for his heart medicine swallows it and dies Months later on the other side of the country a prisoner of Pentridge gaol with the sa

  • Title: Captain Starlight: the strange but true story of a bushranger, impostor and murderer
  • Author: JaneSmith
  • ISBN: 9781925275308
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • Perth, 1899 a respected public servant mistakes a bottle of cyanide for his heart medicine, swallows it and dies Months later on the other side of the country, a prisoner of Pentridge gaol with the same name as the deceased reads of the inquest with alarm He writes to the coroner with his suspicions the supposedly upstanding government accountant was an impostor an ePerth, 1899 a respected public servant mistakes a bottle of cyanide for his heart medicine, swallows it and dies Months later on the other side of the country, a prisoner of Pentridge gaol with the same name as the deceased reads of the inquest with alarm He writes to the coroner with his suspicions the supposedly upstanding government accountant was an impostor an ex con who had stolen his identity and deceived people at the highest level.The claims sent the authorities into a spin who really was the deceased Was it possible he was the bushranger known as Captain Starlight who, thirty years earlier, had callously murdered a policeman and been sentenced to hang How had he pulled off the subterfuge and what other secrets remained hidden As the investigation unfolds, the remarkable life and crimes of Captain Starlight, committed across four states of Australia under countless aliases, are revealed.Author Jane Smith s meticulous research reveals the stranger than fiction story of a compulsive liar and serial impostor a doctor, a stockman and an accountant and a bushranger, forger, con man and killer It is a true story of murder and deceit that reveals new information and presents, for the first time, a theory as to the real identity of the bushranger known as Captain Starlight.

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    1 thought on “Captain Starlight: the strange but true story of a bushranger, impostor and murderer”

    1. Moving forward and back in his story timeline can be unnerving. Had to go back and check where I was or what was being referred to. This could have been done better. Still, an intriguing history mystery that urges you on through good writing and asking question time and again.

    2. Captain Starlight: The Strange but True Story of a Bushranger, Imposter and Murderer is author Jane Smith's exploration of the life of Frank Pearson alias Captain Starlight, alias Frank Gordon, alias Major P. F. Pelly alias a whole bunch of other things. Pearson is undeniably fascinating. He appears to have been something of a chronic liar, changing identities frequently. Very little can be known for certain about him and his true identity has never been discovered. He first came to attention wi [...]

    3. I found the story of Captain Starlight fascinating. As the book progressed it stripped layers off "Frank" and we got to know this man's character fairly well. But who was he really? And where did he come from? The research that has gone into this book is phenomenal and a great read for those who are interested in bushrangers or Australian history.

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