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 »
Convict Polly McNamara has her hair cut off by the soldiers whilst still aboard the ship that brings the convicts to NSW. However, 7 years later, and Polly's hair is still very short. This was not the style at the time, and it should have grown well past her shoulders over this period. See more »
I first saw Against the Wind when I was 10 and for the last 20 years it has remained my favorite mini series to date. In fact the few times that it has aired since then I have invited several people over to watch it and they too have become as hooked as I. The story is both fascinating and compelling to watch. The acting is fantastic as well as true to the characters. I truly felt as if I was an onlooker in the Garrets life. It also gave me a historical look at life in Australia when it was still basically a penal colony.
The writing and the music also meld well together. Creating a smooth flowing and completely compelling piece of Television art. I can only say that I highly recommend this to anyone.
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