A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
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Series cast summary:
...  Mary Bryant 2 episodes, 2005
...  Lieutenant Ralph Clarke 2 episodes, 2005
...  William 'Will' Bryant 2 episodes, 2005
...  Governor Arthur Phillip 2 episodes, 2005
...  Martin 2 episodes, 2005
...  Thomas 2 episodes, 2005
Garry McDonald ...  Reverend Johnson 2 episodes, 2005
...  Cox 2 episodes, 2005
...  Allen 2 episodes, 2005
...  Sam Liley 2 episodes, 2005
Linal Haft ...  Sergeant Ryan / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Brittany Carney ...  Charlotte 2 episodes, 2005
Montana Carney ...  Charlotte 2 episodes, 2005
Jada Lang ...  Baby Emmanuel 2 episodes, 2005
Jasmin Lang ...  Baby Emmanuel 2 episodes, 2005
Tasha Lang ...  Baby Emmanuel 2 episodes, 2005
Alice McConnell ...  Elizabeth 2 episodes, 2005
...  Alicia 2 episodes, 2005
Leo Jampinjinpa Wayne ...  Woollarawarre Bennelong 2 episodes, 2005
Edwina Bishop ...  Woman in Cornwall 2 episodes, 2005
Roxanne Havard ...  Baby Charlotte 2 episodes, 2005
Tieran Havard ...  Baby Charlotte 2 episodes, 2005
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Will Bryant and Mary are among the petty common criminals who are condemned by British justice to deportation to the new Botany Bay penal colony in Australia. The long sailing voyage is eventful, with them falling in love but her also seducing the noble, naive lieutenant Ralph Clarke. In the colony, life is terribly harsh. Ultimately, the pair and some other convicts organize a successful escape by boat. Barely alive, they reach Dutch Timor, and hope to be in the clear. Written by KGF Vissers

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Her courage paved the way to their freedom

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Rated R for violence including rape, sexuality and some nudity | See all certifications »
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The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant  »

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AUD 16,000,000 (estimated)
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Shot over 12 weeks in 22 locations. See more »

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Will: I don't know that I can get us across.
Mary Bryant: Of course you don't, it's a risk, but you've gone from Cornwall across to Spain - the same distance, you said it yourself, and you'll be the one to get us to Timor.
Will: I didn't exactly do that - sail across to Spain, I didn't exactly do that. I can read a chart better than a book, I can hug a coastline, feel a boat around rocks, but I've never taken a boat outside of land in my life, and I don't intend to now. Listen to it, it's our last stroke of luck and ...
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This mini-series is a must see!
12 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Mary Bryant was a remarkable person and this mini-series starred remarkable actors who held together a wonderfully moving recollection of a dark time in the history of Brittan and the beginnings of Australia. It frightens me that my country was essentially founded with such atrocities and in such inhumane ways. I knew of the injustices that would later come about with more force for the Aboriginal people, but scarcely thought of the convicts that were dumped there. I had never really looked at the first fleet the way I did when watching the series, it opened my eyes and those of all of us who've seen it, that I'm sure. All in all there were top film making and superb character portrayals in a very important story to remember of the right of each human being to live and to have redemption from there (often petty) mistakes. I will be listening up for Alex O'Lachlan's name in the future and am sure to follow Romola's acting career with deep interest.


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