Conclusion. Louis and Sara (Sean Scully, Juliet Jordan) suffer domestic troubles; after Sebastian (Geoffrey Pullman) disappears in a flood, Sara rejects her newborn baby girl; rum corps rebels overrun Australia. Jeremy: Brendan Whittle. Julia Ryder: Ilona Rodgers. Richard Barwell: Barry Quin.
Part 3. Rumors fly about newcomer Louis de Bourget (Sean Scully), Bourget and Andrew (Harold Hopkins) become business partners; the Irish convicts revolt. Sara: Juliet Jordan. Barwell: Barry Quin. Hogan: Brendan Whittle. Julia Ryder: Ilona Rodgers.
Part 2. Drunken convicts attack the Maclay farm, wounding Jeremy (Brendan Whittle); enterprising Andrew (Harold Hopkins) opens a store and purchases a trading ship; Jeremy professes his love to Sara (Juliet Jordan), who has become an aggressive businesswoman. Johnny Pigman: Roger Ward. Barwell: Barry Quin. Ryder: Paul Sonkkila.
A four-part saga of a strong-willed Englishwoman's new life in a new land. In Part 1, Sara (Juliet Jordan) is falsely convicted of theft, and thrown into the hold of a ship bound for a penal colony in Australia. Soon, though, a well-to-do emigrant couple on board hire her as a nursemaid, and a ship's officer (Harold Hopkins) falls in love with her. Richard Barwell: Barry Quin. Julia Ryder: Ilona Rodgers. James Ryder: Paul Sonkkila.
Cast & Details
Premiered: October 24, 1982
Premise: A strong-willed Englishwoman emerges as one of Australia's wealthiest women, using her wits and her husbands.