Welcome to Geerlings Digital Moments

As an educator looking for a valuable resource to examine Australia’s diverse history or as a visitor to Australia and wanting to understand what makes Australia simply superb you can now experience this fantastic collection of videos and photographs designed to inform, entertain and even stimulate your senses...

…it’s a comprehensive base for Australian history and knowledge presented to you in a series of glorious photographs and videos that will enhance your perception of this wonderful country.

We are, Geerlings Digital Moments and, we are totally dedicated to the sharing of our stories with you as we travel throughout Australia.

“Australia and her people are simply amazing, prompting us to capture these snapshots recognizing firstly its history and also highlighting the diversity of her people and the inexplicable beauty of her locations” comments David Geerlings “We started producing these short documentaries and snapshots to capture the hundreds of untold stories we have discovered along the way”.

Geerlings Digital Moments share these stories about people, places and events.

These images and videos are interesting, entertaining and helped shaped Australia’s history.

Take a look at these enthralling documentaries

 

WW2 Tank Traps – The Brisbane Line

The Great Dividing Range runs along the east coast of Australia and during WW2 tanks traps placed in a narrow pass on the only all-weather road between Brisbane and the southern States of Australia. This project was part of a series of defense structures known as the Brisbane Line.

This would-be Australia’s second line of defense during those tumultuous years of WW2.

 

Alan Cunningham – The Great Explorer

Alan Cunningham was a humble but hardworking botanist and explorer in the early 1800’s. His contribution to Australia in the discovery of new areas and routes through difficult terrain, will lead to the development of some of the most important agricultural areas and transport routes today.

 

Moreton Bay – Castaways

How three shipped wrecked castaways who survived in one of the most remote and unexplored parts of Australia in the early 1800’s and would survive with the assistance from the local Aboriginals.
Their survival and rescue would lead to the founding of one of the largest cities in Australia.

 

Thunderbolt – Fredrick Ward

In the 1860’s bushrangers plagued numerous areas of eastern Australia, apart from the New England district of Northern New South Wales. When Thunderbolt arrived in the area, he became a folk hero bushranger. Apart from being one of the longest surviving bushrangers of the era, he had several other claims to his fame.

 

Captain Moonlight Part 1 of 4

Captain Moonlight from Preacher to bank robber

Irish born Andrew George Scott would have his final wish granted 115 years after his death. Engineer, soldier, trainee priest, and later bank robber. He would find himself in circumstances and a situation out of his control. This would lead him to become one of Australia’s most notorious outlaws “Captain Moonlight”. It is his relationship with a fellow inmate and later gang member James Nesbitt that would capture the imagination of modern historians.

 

Captain Moonlight Part 2 of 4

Scott lives like a gentleman before being charged with bank robbery

Irish born Andrew George Scott would have his final wish granted 115 years after his death. Engineer, soldier, trainee priest, and later bank robber. He would find himself in circumstances and a situation out of his control. This would lead him to become one of Australia’s most notorious outlaws “Captain Moonlight”. It is his relationship with a fellow inmate and later gang member James Nesbitt that would capture the imagination of modern historians.

 

Captain Moonlight Part 3 of 4

Why he became an outlaw, and in his words "In that desperate hour" it will all go wrong

Irish born Andrew George Scott would have his final wish granted 115 years after his death. Engineer, soldier, trainee priest, and later bank robber. He would find himself in circumstances and a situation out of his control. This would lead him to become one of Australia’s most notorious outlaws “Captain Moonlight”. It is his relationship with a fellow inmate and later gang member James Nesbitt that would capture the imagination of modern historians.

 

Captain Moonlight Part 4 of 4

His Dying wish is granted

Irish born Andrew George Scott would have his final wish granted 115 years after his death. Engineer, soldier, trainee priest, and later bank robber. He would find himself in circumstances and a situation out of his control. This would lead him to become one of Australia’s most notorious outlaws “Captain Moonlight”. It is his relationship with a fellow inmate and later gang member James Nesbitt that would capture the imagination of modern historians.

 

Thunderbolt – Fredrick Ward

In the 1860’s bushrangers plagued numerous areas of eastern Australia, apart from the New England district of Northern New South Wales. When Thunderbolt arrived in the area, he became a folk hero bushranger. Apart from being one of the longest surviving bushrangers of the era, he had several other claims to his fame.

 

Mad Dog Morgan

Born as John Fuller, and using several aliases he would ultimately been known as Mad Dog Morgan. He would be called "the most blood thirsty ruffian that ever took to the bush in Australia". He would strike fear into the people of southern NSW and northern Victoria. After shooting two policeman he would have a £1,000 bounty on his head.

 

John Dunn - Plough Boy Bushranger

This is a story about a man who was the last of an era and would be the youngest. In trying to prove himself in troubles times he would get it terribly wrong but claim a unique place in Australian history.

 

Frank Gardiner - The Journey South

Frank Gardiner – The Journey South will set the scene of the early life of Frank “Darkie” Gardiner who would mastermind the largest gold robbery in Australian history, and ultimately escape to California. In part 1, we follow his journey into the southern part of the colony and a daring dash to the coast, only to find himself out-played by one of Australia’s most famous and determined squatters.

 

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Frank Gardiner – Businessman to Outlaw

In part 2 we will uncover who was the man that was known as Frank “Darkie” Gardiner. What are the circumstances that will lead him to becoming Australia’s most infamous outlaw of his time, and the lead up to the scene that would redefine his life at Williams Fogg’s hut.

Frank Gardiner – Shoot out at Fogg’s Hut. In part 3 we explore the shooting at Fogg’s hut and was it a daring rescue by John Piesley or the bribery of trooper Hosie that will let Gardiner escape. We explore more about the man that some will call the “King of the Road”

Frank Gardiner – Eugowra Robbery. Part 4 the robbery that is still the greatest of it’s kind. We look at who were those gang members, what happen to them. What happen to the gold!

 

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