"My dying wish is to be buried beside my beloved James Nesbitt, the man with whom I was united by every tie which could bind human friendship, we were one in hopes, in heart and soul and this unity lasted until he died in my arms"
-Andrew George Scott, aka Captain Moonlight, 20 January, 1880
In the context of Australia's recent plebiscite, it is easy to think of the Australian Gay community as being a contemporary phenomenon. But on the peripheral of many of Australia's historically great myths and legends, lie untold stories of Australian Queer Histories. Captain Moonlite, a fierce bushranger who was arrested while cradling his dying younger male lover, is one such story. In January of 1995, 115 years after death, Captain Moonlite's body was exhumed from Rookwood Cemetary to be buried in Gundagai near the remains of his lover Nesbit.
Composition: Paul Smith