Rogue Nation (2009)
Historian Michael Cathcart introduces William Wentworth and the "Emancipists", a loose-knit group of former convicts and their children who take on British Governor Ralph Darling in the ... See full summary »

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Lisa Matthews

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Cathcart Michael Cathcart ... Himself - Presenter
Joey Barton Joey Barton ... James New
Michael Beattie Michael Beattie ... Private Patrick Thompson
Yann Le Berre Yann Le Berre ... Francis Girard
Paul Bertram Paul Bertram ... John Bigge
Alan Blinder Alan Blinder ... Officer of the Jury
Ian Bolt Ian Bolt ... Justice James Dowling
John Brumpton ... William Charles Wentworth
Sophie Cleary Sophie Cleary ... Jane New
Patrick Dickson ... Governor Ralph Darling
Katie Fitchett Katie Fitchett ... Eliza Darling
Anita Hegh ... Young Elizabeth Macarthur
Stephen Hodge Stephen Hodge ... Robert Wardell
Alexander Jenkins Alexander Jenkins ... John Macarthur Jnr (as Alex Jenkins)
Monette Lee Monette Lee ... Madame Rens
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Historian Michael Cathcart introduces William Wentworth and the "Emancipists", a loose-knit group of former convicts and their children who take on British Governor Ralph Darling in the 1820s in a struggle for independence and civil rights in colonial Australia. Set in Sydney in the 1820s, the second part of the dramatised documentary history series "Rogue Nation" delves into the conflict between the visionary Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who believes in the redemption of convicts and a fair go for all, and those who argue that his social experiment has gone too far. After 25 years as a penal colony, Sydney's white population has grown to around 36,000, the convict class is creating a new identity, the giant textile mills of industrial England are hungry for wool and the booming Australian pastoral industry, led by John Macarthur, relies on cheap convict labour to supply it. But with the industrial revolution comes a revolution of ideas and Macquarie believes in treating ex-convicts ...

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Drama | History

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22 March 2009 (Australia) See more »

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