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
Maryann Bugg became a bushranger because in marring Fredrick Ward (Captain Thunderbolt)
The most notorious bushranger from the mid-1800s was Captain Thunderbolt (1856 onwards).
Mary ann bugg became a bushranger by marring Fredrick ward captain thunderbolt
His real name is Frederick Ward
Most of Captain Thunderbolt's activity was around Uralla, a small town in northern NSW country. He sheltered at a rock which became famously known as "Thunderbolt's Rock".
Bushranger Captain Thunderbolt was born Frederick Ward. It is unlikely he was related to the Kowald family, as the name Kowald is German in origin.
he became a bushranger in 1868
He became a bushranger as an influence of his aliance.
There is little family information on the Australian bushranger Thunderbolt. He was born Frederick Ward at Wilberforce near Windsor, NSW, in 1836 and, as an excellent horseman, his specialty was horse stealing.
Frederick Ward, (Captain Thunderbolt) first began a life of crime in 1856 when he helped his nephew, John Garbutt, move some stolen horses near Windsor, in New South Wales.
Joe Byrne became a Bushranger because, he wanted to be a bushranger!
He became a bushranger because his friend convinced him to murder a man and steal his money.