Philadelphia Gordon's life is turned upside down when she is shipwrecked and orphaned off the coast of Victoria in 1892. She spends most of her life around Echuca, on the Murray River, and invests some of her inheritance in a paddle-wheeled riverboat. Her life is forever changed when she meet frontier paddleboat captain Brenton Edwards, a cavalier river-man. It is the beginning for Philadelphia of a remarkable 10 years in her life. Her investment in the riverboat is, without her knowing it, the first step towards a turbulent marriage to a riverboat man and, indeed, to the boats that ply their great trade along the mighty, unpredictable and perilous river. Based on the book by Nancy Cato.
18 March 1990 (Australia)
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