Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to... See full summary »
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Kerry McGuire ...
 Polly McNamara 12 episodes, 1978
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Warwick Sims ...
 Ensign Maurice Greville / ... 11 episodes, 1978
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 Will Price 11 episodes, 1978
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 Captain Charles Wiltshire 7 episodes, 1978
Gerard Kennedy ...
 Dinny O'Byrne 7 episodes, 1978
Hu Pryce ...
 Jonas Pike 6 episodes, 1978
Lynn Rainbow ...
 Mrs. Louisa Wiltshire 6 episodes, 1978
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Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to Australia, and years of anxiety as a convict. Mary, her friends and her family fight out their battle against a lively historical backdrop - Irelands 1798 Rebellion. Australia's Castle Hill Rebellion of 1804 and the 1808 Rum Rebellion. Written by Avatareon

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This mini series was fantastic.
13 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw the series Against the Wind and have always maintained that it was the best mini series ever produced in Australia. The acting was brilliant which enabled the viewer to acquire a real empathy for what it was like for the convicts in our history. The drama and the romance throughout this unique series kept me coming back to the screen for the next part, every night it was screened right up until the last episode. I have often scanned the T.V guide just to see whether it was being screened again. I have had no success searching for an available video or DVD. I would definitely buy this if available. My children have learned about these times in primary school. I would love to share this magnificent mini series with them.


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