8.1/10
757
39 user

Against the Wind 

Trailer
3:05 | Trailer
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 »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1978  
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Mary Larkin ...  Mary Garrett / ... 13 episodes, 1978
Kerry McGuire Kerry McGuire ...  Polly McNamara 12 episodes, 1978
Jon English ...  Jonathan Garrett 11 episodes, 1978
Warwick Sims Warwick Sims ...  Ensign Maurice Greville / ... 11 episodes, 1978
Frank Gallacher Frank Gallacher ...  Will Price 11 episodes, 1978
Frederick Parslow Frederick Parslow ...  Captain Charles Wiltshire 7 episodes, 1978
Gerard Kennedy ...  Dinny O'Byrne 7 episodes, 1978
Hu Pryce Hu Pryce ...  Jonas Pike 6 episodes, 1978
Lynn Rainbow Lynn Rainbow ...  Mrs. Louisa Wiltshire 6 episodes, 1978
Learn more

More Like This 

All the Rivers Run (1983–1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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.

Stars: Sigrid Thornton, John Waters, Darius Perkins
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades. From the steamy... See full summary »

Stars: Helen Morse, Bryan Brown, Gordon Jackson
Action | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

British agents engage in hazardous duty behind German lines.

Director: Charles Crichton
Stars: Robert Beatty, Simone Signoret, Jack Warner
Bodyline (1984)
Drama | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugo Weaving, Gary Sweet, Jim Holt
The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Two worlds collide when the titled Englishman, Lord Brett Sinclair, and the Bronx-raised, self-made American Danny Wilde, reluctantly join forces to right wrongs, and to protect the innocent.

Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith
Secret Army (1977–1979)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

During World War II, a Belgian resistance movement called Lifeline, based in Brussels, organises the return of Allied airmen who have been shot down by the Luftwaffe to the United Kingdom.

Stars: Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A brave young boy from Iraq fights evil forces and evil to save the day !

Stars: Gernot Duda, Frank Engelhardt, Norbert Gastell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When his wife dies, Lassefar (Max von Sydow) takes his 12-year-old son, Pelle (Pelle Hvenegaard), from their home in Sweden to Denmark in search of a better life. Signing on as laborers at ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August
Stars: Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow, Erik Paaske
Suikoden (TV Series 1973)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, there was a cruel government. 108 renegade will try to change the story.

Stars: Atsuo Nakamura, Sanae Tsuchida, Isamu Nagato
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1830's England, a young man from a good but troubled family is unjustly convicted of stealing a watch. He's transported to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) where he suffers under the enmity ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Perkins, Patrick Macnee, Samantha Eggar
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Juan flees Madrid and an incestuous relationship with his sister, Ana, working at a mine on the Andalucian coast. When his friendship with Rosario, a local shop girl, becomes romance, Ana ... See full summary »

Director: Paco Periñán
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Emma Suárez, Bruce McGuire
All Together Now (1991–1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

One-time Rock'n'Roll star Bobby Rivers discovers he has 15-year-old twins when his former lover dies in a plane crash. They and Tracy, the woman who looked after them when their mother was ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon English, Steven Jacobs, Jane Hall
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The external shots of Sydney Town and other colonial homes were filmed at the Old Sydney Town tourist attraction at Somersby NSW. Old Sydney Town closed in 2003 after 28 years of operation and was favourably visited by many schools when studying Australia's pioneer and convict settlement times. See more »

Goofs

Even though Mary has been in NSW for nearly 7 years, the Wiltshire children she is governess for, only age once (by a few years), when Mary has nearly served her 7 year conviction. See more »

Connections

Featured in Quest of the H.M.S. Buffalo (1986) See more »

User Reviews

By Far One of the Best
9 February 2002 | by Bonedigger605722See 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.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 39 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contra el viento See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed