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Captain moonlight was not a 'bushranger' he had not yet reached that stage, after the hold up and robbery of the Wantabadgery station he and his gang apparently planned to escape into the hills (bush) for a while, to evade the police.
because he was in jail for 8 years and he wanted revenge

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