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Against the Wind 

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 »
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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 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
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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 Avatareon

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1978 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Contra el viento See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

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Referenced in Quest Of The HMS Buffalo (1986) See more »

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Against the Wind (1978) mini
30 July 2001 | by CindiACBSee all my reviews

It's been a long time since I saw this series which ran on our PBS about 1979. It was the story of an Irish girl, and a boy deported from the British Isles to New South Wales in the 1800s. From what I have been able to learn through additional reading, the mini was fairly accurate. The hardships of the transport, the harshness of the legal system and laws, the difficulty of the convicts as they founded a new world made for real historical TV, far more interesting and enlightening than most of what is on the tube today. I never saw it rerun, and apparently it is not sold on video-probably because of the length, but I certainly would like to see it again, and would likely buy a copy if reasonable and available.


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