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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The show is about a boy named Sebastian and his huge white dog, Belle. Over the course of the series, Sebastian travels through Europe, looking for his mother who left him with relatives in... See full summary »
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 »
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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