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 Mary Garrett / ... (13 episodes, 1978)
Kerry McGuire ...
 Polly McNamara (12 episodes, 1978)
Jon English ...
 Jonathan Garrett (11 episodes, 1978)
Warwick Sims ...
 Ensign Maurice Greville / ... (11 episodes, 1978)
Frank Gallacher ...
 Will Price (11 episodes, 1978)
Frederick Parslow ...
 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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12 September 1978 (Australia)  »

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Contra el viento  »

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By Far One of the Best
9 February 2002 | by (New york) – See all my reviews

The Australian mini-series "Against the Wind" was by far one of the best I have ever seen on television. Like others, I would love to see this true and heart-warming story repeated which it hasn't been for years. Since a video was not released, perhaps PBS can be urged to re-run it.


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