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The Dirtwater Dynasty 

"Dirtwater Dynasty" is the story of embittered rivalry, triumph and despair. The life of Richard Eastwick is told in a story spanning three generations and eight decades. Born in the London... See full summary »
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Hugo Weaving ...  Richard Eastwick 5 episodes, 1988
Victoria Longley Victoria Longley ...  Kate McBride / ... 5 episodes, 1988
Steve Jacobs ...  Josh McCall 5 episodes, 1988
Bruce Spence ...  Lonely Logan 5 episodes, 1988
Dennis Miller Dennis Miller ...  Hasky Tarbox 5 episodes, 1988
Harold Hopkins ...  Rev. McBride 5 episodes, 1988
Jenny Lee Jenny Lee ...  Mrs. McBride 5 episodes, 1988
Kristina Nehm Kristina Nehm ...  Esmerelda 5 episodes, 1988
Judy Morris ...  Frances Eastwick 5 episodes, 1988
Anne-Louise Lambert ...  Emma Tarbox / ... 5 episodes, 1988
Peter Phelps ...  David Eastwick 5 episodes, 1988
Scott Burgess Scott Burgess ...  Guy Westaway 5 episodes, 1988
Robert Menzies Robert Menzies ...  Richie Eastwick 5 episodes, 1988
Ernie Dingo ...  Billy / ... 2 episodes, 1988
Ned Manning ...  David Eastwick II / ... 2 episodes, 1988
Leverne McDonnell Leverne McDonnell ...  Christine Candy 2 episodes, 1988
Hayden Topperwien Hayden Topperwien ...  Young Richard Eastwick 2 episodes, 1988
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"Dirtwater Dynasty" is the story of embittered rivalry, triumph and despair. The life of Richard Eastwick is told in a story spanning three generations and eight decades. Born in the London slums in 1878, he comes to Australia at age 20, with nothing but a handful of courage and a dream. He acquires land, marries and raises a family, wins loyal friends and makes bitter enemies, and builds a land and cattle ranching empire. Both world wars and the economic depression take their toll on his family. But his dream to create a dynasty gives him a reason to continue. Written by <hartcher@dingoblue.net.au>

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A saga as bold as the heart of Australia

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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1988 (Australia) See more »

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(5 episodes)

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Wish it would be repeated!
2 December 2001 | by bloowoodSee all my reviews

A very compelling saga spanning three generations of one family on both sides of the world. All characters were portrayed well adding to the emotional value. It also explained some of the usually unmentioned treatment of prisoners of war at the hands of the Japanese.


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