Mary and Polly survive the sea voyage and are assigned on their arrival in Sydney. Capt Greville still smarting at Mary's rebuke sets out to make her life as difficult as possible



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Episode credited cast:
Jonathan Garrett
Mary Mulvane / Mary Garrett
Warwick Sims ...
Ensign Maurice Greville
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Bourne ...
Surgeon Beyer
Matron Purdy
Tim Elliott ...
Captain Dennott
Stewart Faichney ...
Mr. Ricketts
Frank Gallacher ...
Will Price
Anthony Hawkins ...
Surgeon Balmain
Norman Hodges ...
Sentry Bates
David John ...
Pantryman / Traveller
Kerry McGuire ...
Polly McNamara
Frederick Parslow ...
Captain Charles Wiltshire
Walter Pym ...
Judge Advocate


May 1797. The Britania has arrived in Sydney and the convicts begin unloading. The colonial surgeon investigates conditions on the ship and refers the situation to the Governor. Greville gives the women a chilling warning about conditions in the colony, the NSW Corp have the ultimate say over what will happen to the women for the rest of their lives. The women, now ashore and recovering in the colony hospital are waiting for assignment to various gentlemen in the colony. Menwhile the commission finds that although the captain was over zealous in his duties, he was not at a criminal level. Will Price is an innkeeper with a business on the road to Parramatta chooses Polly to work for him. Mary is taken on by Captain Wiltshire to work in the kitchens on his property at Castle Hill. Jonathan Garrett an indentured convict is sent to pick Mary up from Sydney Greville angry he missed his opportunity to snare Mary confronts the couple on the road to Captain Wiltshire's. After the encounter ... Written by glen_chapman <>

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19 September 1978 (Australia)  »

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