Against the Wind Season 1
S01 E01Sep 11, 1978
The Seeds of Fire Sep 11, 1978 Mary and her boyfriend Michael are harrassed by British soldiers while out walking. In repsonse to the troops taking over a nearby farm, Michael and his mates burn down the house which is now being used to store supplies. When the Mulvane family can't pay rent and church tax, the British troops take their cow away as payment. Mary and Michael attempt to retrieve the cow back but are discovered and Michael is shot dead - leaving Mary to stand trial.
S01 E02Sep 11, 1978
The Wild Geese Sep 11, 1978 Mary is onboard a convict transport ship on route to Australia and Polly, a streetwise convict in charge, makes Mary life harder. Ensign Grenville gives Mary a chance to escape the prison below, but he is furious when she turns down his offer. This leads him to what revenge which backfires when Mary cuts a soldier in self-defence. Worse is to come though when there is talk of a mutiny.
S01 E03Sep 18, 1978
A Question of Guilt Sep 18, 1978 A concerned Doctor ensures that Mary is given a good chance in the colony by being assigned to Captain Wiltshire. He sends Jonathan to escourt her back, himself a convict serving his sentence. Polly decides that she isn't going to let just any man choose her, so she does the work and snags Will Price, an Innkeeper.
S01 E04Sep 18, 1978
The Flogging Parson Sep 18, 1978 The men are forced to work very hard at their labour. Jonathan befriends a wiley fellow convict Dinny O'Byrne.
S01 E05Sep 25, 1978
An Agreement Between Officers and Others Sep 25, 1978 Mary meets up again with Polly, a fellow captive on the long sea voyage to the colony, who now works at the local inn. Jonathan learns to read and write prior to becoming a free man.
S01 E06Oct 2, 1978
A House on the Hill Oct 2, 1978 Mary, who had originally planned to return to Ireland, decideds to stay in the Colony and marry Jonathan after seeing his house and land.
S01 E07Oct 9, 1978
The Tree of Liberty Oct 9, 1978 Work on the land is hard and there is talk of an uprising among the convicts and Jonathan, against Mary's will, wants to help them.
S01 E08Oct 16, 1978
When Kings Go Forth to Battle Oct 16, 1978 The uprising has begun but the convicts are tricked and betrayed. The British troops are too powerful and the uprising has failed.
S01 E09Oct 16, 1978
The Farmer's Friend Oct 16, 1978 Dinny, although wounded, escapes the slaughter and hides at Jonathan's house. Meanwhile, their old adversary, Ensign Greville has taken over the neighbouring farm.
S01 E10Oct 23, 1978
A Matter of Life and Death Oct 23, 1978 Dinny finds an Aboriginal wife and, as he is a wanted man, has to live rough in the bush with her. Mary gives birth to a son. Dinny is spotted by the military and shot dead.
S01 E11Oct 23, 1978
The Spirit of Enterprise Oct 23, 1978 Crops are bad at Jonathan's farm and the military want to take advantage of this and buy the crops off his farm from him. Jonathan finally has no choice but to sell. Later he finds out the payment is only given out in rum!
S01 E12Oct 30, 1978
The Whip Hand Oct 30, 1978 Jonathan and Will, Polly's husband, start their own illegal distillery. But when this is discovered , Will is fiercely punished.
S01 E13Oct 9, 1978
The Windfall Summer Oct 9, 1978 Ensign Greville uses Mrs Wiltshire's affection for him to gain power in the Colony. Jonathan is sentenced to 6 months jail for writing a letter to the Governor exposing the corruption of the overseers after he refuses to do as the new 'government' order. Will is still imprisioned after being turned in for his whiskey making.