Jonathan is jailed after writing a letter to protest the military government; a new governor arrives.
The colony's governor is overthrown; Will and Jonathan's profitable still is discovered.
Greville offers to pay Jonathan in goods for his wheat crop; Will finds a way to fight the corrupt company.
Dinny moves in with an Aborigine girl, who predicts death; Jonathan violates curfew to get a doctor for Mary.
Greville wants Mary and Jonathan's land; the corporation forces farmers into debt by inflating the price of rum.
Betrayal threatens the Castle Hill rebels, who scatter and face a grim fate.
Dinny asks Jonathan's help in a rebellion by convicts and farmers against the corrupt military.
Wanting to keep Mary in the household, Mrs. Wiltshire opposes her plan to marry Jonathan.
Jonathan becomes literate and awaits freedom and a land grant; Dinny hopes the Irish rebellion will free them.
Mary offers to teach Jonathan to read and write; Jonathan is flogged for fighting back against an overseer.
Mary receives medical treatment in Sydney, then is made a servant in the house of Capt. Wiltshire (Fred Parslow).
Mary befriends a fellow prisoner (Kerry McGuire) while on the tortuous 6-month journey to Australia.
Mary Mulvane (Mary Larkin) is sentenced to New South Wales for 7 years for revolting against English rule in 1796 Ireland.