For the Term of His Natural Life - Mini Series - 2 Disc set
InformationClassic Miniseries based on Marcus Clark's Tale of Australia's Infamous Convict Past
Disinherited and driven from his home in England when he discovers the secret of his true parentage, young Richard Devine (Colin Friels) changes his name to Rufus Drawes but is falsely accused of murdering his real father.Transported to the notorious Port Arthur in Van Diemen's Land "for the term of his natural life", Dawes is gradually transformed from the bright and witty young Englishman into a hardened and desperate convict. He is unafraid to attempt the most daring escapes or brutal clashes with fellow prisoners and his jailers...
"Dawes'' last hope for vindication is his passion for Sylvia(Penelope Stewart), daughter of prison Commandant, Major Vickers (Patrick Macnee). That hope is put to the ultimate challenge by Sylvia's own dark secrets.