Against the Wind was a 1978 Australian television mini-series. It is a historical drama portraying both the British rule of Ireland, and the development of New South Wales and Australia.

The producers were Bronwyn Binns, Ian Jones and Henry Crawford.

The directors were George T. Miller and Simon Wincer.

The scriptwriters were Bronwyn Binns, Ian Jones, Peter Kinlock, Tony Morphett, Paul Davies and Cliff Green.

Jon English won the Logie Award in 1979 for "Best new talent" for his role in the miniseries as "Jonathan Garrett".

The complete series is now available on DVD in Australia, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands in PAL format. It is also available in North American format.

  1. Bronwyn Binns


Series Cast

  1. Jon English

    Jon English

    Jonathan Garrett

    13 Episodes

  2. Jon English

    Jonathan Garrett

    13 Episodes

  3. Hu Pryce

    Jonas Pike

    13 Episodes

  4. Frederick Parslow

    Captain Wiltshire

    13 Episodes

  5. Gerard Kennedy

    Gerard Kennedy

    Dinny O'Byrne

    13 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Against the Wind

Season 1

1978 | 13 Episodes

Season 1 of Against the Wind premiered on September 12, 1978.

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 60m, 50m



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