Magnetic Island filmmaker and history buff Gary Hunn in early September will take Sydney based songwriter, musician and producer Paul McDermott to key places in the life of Irish bushranger Andrew George Scott (1842-1880) , known as Captain Moonlite , as part of the plan to produce a musical about his fantastic life which saw him hanged in January 20,1880 .
Hunn has done extensive research into Scott's life , as he has on other Australian bushrangers, and is convinced he was framed for a bank robbery in the Victorian town of Edgerton in 1869 , which subsequently saw him jailed for 10 years.
In addition, Gary has been in contact with a descendant of the Scott family in New Zealand . There are many intriguing aspects of Scott's life ...it is 'legend" that he fought with the Italian patriot and general , Garibaldi. An American soldier came to Australia to follow up a suggestion that Scott had served in the American Civil War , a visit which had an astonishing effect on the saga , to be explained in an extensive Captain Moonlite post .