At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. Rather, it is a tale of love, faith, justice and morality played out on an epic scale in a confined community where the stakes are literally life and death.
Reverend Johnson leads the community in prayer on a hot beach as they bury another poor soul who has succumbed to the hardships of life. After shouting is heard from out at sea, some marines are gesturing that their fishing nets have been slashed. Elizabeth and Tommy marriage is later blessed by Reverend Johnson in the partially built church.Watch Now:Amazon
James Freeman faces the most difficult decision of his life. With the prisoners far outnumbering the soldiers, what will the outcome be?Watch Now:Amazon
Mary Johnson shares her past sorrow with the insightful convict Anne Meredith as the camp waits for news of Freeman.Watch Now:Amazon
To everyone's amazement Freeman is alive, and Major Ross is deeply affected by a personal loss.Watch Now:Amazon