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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 ...  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 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contra el viento See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia

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Technical Specs

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

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 »

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Featured in Quest of the H.M.S. Buffalo (1986) See more »

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Powerful, historical mini-series
2 January 2003 | by fcooksonSee all my reviews

I saw this series in 1979 when I was 23 and have been looking for it on video for the past 10 years. Have not seen it since and can find no other information on the series except for this website. The music was lovely and I remember the story line was moving. For the memory of a mini-series to last this long, it must have been good.


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