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The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant 

Mary Bryant (original title)
A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
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 Lieutenant Ralph Clarke (2 episodes, 2005)
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 William 'Will' Bryant (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Governor Arthur Phillip (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Martin (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Thomas (2 episodes, 2005)
Garry McDonald ...
 Reverend Johnson (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Cox (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Allen (2 episodes, 2005)
Alice McConnell ...
 Elizabeth (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Allcia (2 episodes, 2005)
Brittany Carney ...
 Charlotte (2 episodes, 2005)
Leo Jampinjinpa Wayne ...
 Woollarawarre Bennelong (2 episodes, 2005)
Montana Carney ...
 Charlotte (2 episodes, 2005)
Edwina Bishop ...
 Woman in Cornwall (2 episodes, 2005)
Roxanne Havard ...
 Baby Charlotte (2 episodes, 2005)
Tieran Havard ...
 Baby Charlotte (2 episodes, 2005)
Jada Lang ...
 Baby Emmanuel (2 episodes, 2005)
Jasmin Lang ...
 Baby Emmanuel (2 episodes, 2005)
Tasha Lang ...
 Baby Emmanuel (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Mary Bryant (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Sam Liley (2 episodes, 2005)
Linal Haft ...
 Sergeant Ryan / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Convict (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Nani (2 episodes, 2005)
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Storyline

Will Bryant and Mary are among the petty common criminals who are condemned by British justice to deportation to the new Botany Bay penal colony in Australia. The long sailing voyage is eventful, with them falling in love but her also seducing the noble, naive lieutenant Ralph Clarke. In the colony, life is terribly harsh. Ultimately, the pair and some other convicts organize a successful escape by boat. Barely alive, they reach Dutch Timor, and hope to be in the clear. Written by KGF Vissers

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Her courage paved the way to their freedom

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Rated R for violence including rape, sexuality and some nudity | See all certifications »
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AUD 16,000,000 (estimated)
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Shot over 12 weeks in 22 locations. See more »

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Mary Bryant: God, I can't get used to it, not seen myself in a mirror for four years.
Will: You've been through a lot, it's taken its toll.
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31 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A truly phenomenal film which has restored my faith in the Australian Film Industry. However, it was too good to be a telemovie - I wonder why they did not give it a go at the cinemas.

It is going to clean up at the AFIs - I hope it does.

Everyone's acting was fantastic, the plot was incredible and everything about it made me question how Australia could possibly have made it. I mean we are notorious for creating crap films and then telemovies like 'Jessica' and 'Mary Brant' come along and you just go "aaaaah, thank god!" A well deserved 9/10, I hope channel 10 get the ratings and accolades they deserve for this.


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