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clip The promised land

Original classification rating: R. This clip chosen to be PG

Clip description

While Miss Harrington (Jeune Pritchard) and Captain McEwan (Martin Phelan) talk about the future of the colony, the convict women dream of escaping it, to a safer world 'over the mountains’.

Curator’s notes

Gives a sense of the limited viewpoints of the new colonisers, and the naive need to believe in a promised land over the mountains.

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