Orphaned after a shipwreck off the Victorian coast of Australia, the beautiful and spirited Philadelphia Gordon finds both love and adventure aboard a paddle-steamer on the Murray River.
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 Philadelphia Gordon (4 episodes, 1983)
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 Brenton Edwards (4 episodes, 1983)
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 Uncle Charles (4 episodes, 1983)
Darius Perkins ...
 Ben (3 episodes, 1983)
John Alansu ...
 Ah Lee (3 episodes, 1983)
Frank Gallacher ...
 Mac (3 episodes, 1983)
Constance Lansberg ...
 Bessie Griggs (3 episodes, 1983)
Gus Mercurio ...
 Tom Critchley (2 episodes, 1983)
Don Barker ...
 George Blakeney (2 episodes, 1983)
Daryl Pellizzer ...
 Joe (2 episodes, 1983)
Dinah Shearing ...
 Aunt Hester (2 episodes, 1983)
Adrian Wright ...
 Alastair Raeburn (2 episodes, 1983)
Celia De Burgh ...
 Imogen (2 episodes, 1983)
Kirk Alexander ...
 Jim (2 episodes, 1983)
Sydney Jackson ...
 David Young (2 episodes, 1983)
Alan Hardy ...
 Reverend Polson (2 episodes, 1983)
Caroline Gillmer ...
 Mabel Blakeney (2 episodes, 1983)
Di O'Connor ...
 Mrs. Griggs (2 episodes, 1983)
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Orphaned after a shipwreck off the Victorian coast of Australia, the beautiful and spirited Philadelphia Gordon finds both love and adventure aboard a paddle-steamer on the Murray River. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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This TV mini-series premiered on Australian television in the 25th Anniversary year of the first publication of its source best-selling novel of the same name by Nancy Cato which had been first published in 1958. See more »

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Referenced in The Olden Days (1993) See more »

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Not a bad sequel, different from the book
9 December 2005 | by (Bletchley) – See all my reviews

The first series was quite true to the Nancy Cato book, but here the writers have gone their own sweet way, concentrating on a fairly youthful Delie and Brenton. The trouble is too much of the story is away from the river, and concentrates to a large extent on Brenton. It's very episodic - we don't see the children noticeably age. Although we loosely cover the children's stay at Mrs Melville, we lose the detail about Meg staying on because she's infatuated with their older son - well, Meg here is only a little girl rather than the teenager she ought to have become.

All in all it's a good yarn, although the ending seems hurried and (without giving away the plot) unreasonable. I'd recommend reading the book in which Delie is a real three dimensional character, rather than a fairly cardboard figure. If you can find it, it's still worth giving this sequel a viewing - the acting and camera-work is brilliant, and the producers have done a fine job in creating turn-of-the-century Echuca.


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