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...
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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
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 »
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 »
Ah, the great stuff that was on PBS when I was a kid...
Man, amazing how many of us saw this as kids and still remember it! Now that said, I mostly recall that I was totally hot for Greville (I must have been about 13) and I can't really remember details of the plot or much else except that I loved watching the thing.
I'm another one of those who would love to get this on DVD.
I'm actually going to Australia this Sept but wondering if the DVD will play on my American machine. Funny that I've been there twice before and never thought of this. Someone brought up Dr Who, another PBS import that I loved from that era, which made me get all sentimental about watching Poldark, Duchess of Duke Street and Against the Wind :)
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